GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The mighty Green Bay Packers backed by a thousand loyal rooters, headed by the famous Lumberjack band, sewed up the Wisconsin pro football championship here on Sunday at Athletic park when they defeated the Milwaukee Badgers by the
score of 10 to 7 in a sensational exhibition of pigskin
chasing which thrilled the greatest crowd that ever
witnessed a professional game in this city. Close to
6,000 spectators were in attendance. It was one of the
greatest games ever played on a Milwaukee gridiron.
With the title at stake, both teams were keyed up to
the highest pitch and they battled hammer and tongs
from first to last whistle.
LIKE COLLEGE GAMES
The contest took on all the earmarks of a collegiate
encounter. Both Milwaukee and Green Bay had cheer
leaders on the job and defiant yells of the rival rooting
delegations reechoed back and forth across the gridiron.
The wonderful following of Green Bay opened the eyes
of Milwaukee. The Green Bay section was filled to
overflowing and pep ruled supreme. One of the veteran
Milwaukee sport writers glimpsed the Bay crowd and
then remarked to one of this associates in the press
box: "No wonder they call the Bay the greatest football
town of its size in the country. That gang has more pep
than a bunch of college freshmen."
BAND WELL RECEIVED
The Lumberjack band more than lived up to advance
notices. When they came out of the dugout, a roar of
applause made them welcome. The Bay band marched
around the field, cutting loose with popular tunes and
when they got back to the home plate, they played "On
Wisconsin" while the entire assemblage rose to their
feet. The band tooted their horns all during the game
while the leaders cut all sorts of fancy capers. Mulligan
Seroogy amused the crowd with his fancy steps.
WILL BE REMEMBERED
The game will long be remembered by all those who
saw. It was a fighting, smashing, crashing Packer team
battling against a combination who were determined to
score a victory. Jimmy Conzelman had his club right on
edge for the fray and they played wonderful football but
not quite good enough for the Green Bay eleven which
right now stands with the best in the country. One of
those breaks in the game nearly cost the Packers
dearly. George Downer, who was to umpire, failed to
return from Madison in time for the contest and Pete
Schultz, a Milwaukee Normal graduate, was selected
by Manager McGurk of the Badgers to fill Downer's
place. Towards the close of the second quarter, Schultz
pulled an "Eckersall". At least, that's what the Packers
claimed. The ball was out on Green Bay's 30 yard line.
Three time, Milwaukee rushed with but scant gain.
Winkelman stepped back for a placekick, with
Conzelman squatting to hold the pigskin. The pass was
low and Conzelman grabbed the pill and started on a
mad dash across the field. He stopped dead in his
tracks and hurled the oval down to Green Bay's 12 yard
line where one of his teammates was set. Gavin
knocked down the pass but umpire Schultz ruled
interference and a heated argument cropped out as the
ball was given to Milwaukee on the spot of the alleged
interference. After much discussion, the Packers
continued to play. Milwaukee, however, was held for
downs and Buck punted out of danger. Right at this
stage of the game, Milwaukee showed its best offense.
A forward pass and several first downs put the pigskin
back in the shadow of Green Bay's goal posts and
Dinger Doane was equal to the occasion. Three times
the former Tufts All-American star bumped the Green
Bay line, finally going over for a touchdown. Winkelman
kicked the goal. Shortly after the next kickoff the
whistle blew for halftime. And Milwaukee's scoring was
through for the day.
BUCK KICKS FIELD GOAL
Cub Buck kicked his usual field goal for the Packers in
the first quarter. After the opening kickoff, the ball zig-
zagged up and down the field with the Bays having
much the best of the yardage gained. On the 30 yard
line, Buck sailed one of his twisters down the field and
it plunked into Conzelman's arms and out again. A
Packer covered and it was Green Bay's ball, well within
the Milwaukee territory. Several plays were made and
the oval maneuvered directly in front of the uprights.
Buck stepped back to the 30 yard line and sailed the
oval through the uprights. When the teams lined up for
the kickoff in the second half, it was a determined
Packer eleven. The Bays were fighting harder than ever for a victory. It wasn't long before the Packer offensive began working nicely. Then came the play that sent the Green Bay contingent wild with joy.
LAMBEAU MAKES TOUCHDOWN
From a regular formation, Mathys called for a signal for a screen pass and it worked nicely. Getting the ball from Neimann, Mathys covered, took three steps backward while the pack plunged straight through the line. Charlie, cool as a cucumber, took his time and then hurled the ball clean as a whip to Captain Lambeau, who was about 5 yards in front of the scrimmage line. Then Lambeau started his touchdown run. And what a gallop it was. He shook off one tackle, sidestepped another and then smashed straight through Jimmy Conzelman and traveled for a score. It was a beautiful piece of footballing. Buck kicked the goal, making the score 10 to 7.
CONZELMAN IS DESPERATE
For the remainder of the game, the Packers held the upper hand. Conzelman driven to desperation, tried pass after pass with but indifferent success. The Bays were watching the Milwaukee leader like a hawk and he didn't get very far with his aerial attack. When the final whistle blew, the Green Bay contingent went wild with delight and the Packers were the heroes of the hour. While across the field, the Milwaukee squad limped their way to the training quarters, heart sore and weary, with Conzelman crying like a child. Captain Conzelman, Dinger Doane and Erickson basked in the limelight for Milwaukee. Conzelman played superb football despite his fumbled punt and the missing of Lambeau on his touchdown dash.
NEVER LOOKED BETTER
The Packers never looked better. Each game they seem to improve. Jab Murray, Hayes and Wheeler on the ends dumped the Badgers for many a loss. Buck and Dewey Lyle performed brilliantly at the tackle while Woodin, Niemann and Gardner, the center trio, were in there fighting like demons at every stage of the game. Charlie Mathys was never seen to better advantage at quarter. Mills and Basing displayed their wares nicely at left half; Gavin showed his class at fullback while Captain Lambeau played the best game of his career at right half. The Bay leader went even better against Racine and his touchdown run was super football.
PLAY BY PLAY
Gardner kicked off to Milwaukee's goal line for a touchback. The ball is brought out to the 20 yard line. Milwaukee's ball, first down 10 to go. Conzelman drops back in a kick formation and is thrown for a 2 yard loss on an attempt to circle Green Bay's right end by Murray and Lyle. On the next play, Conzelman shot off tackle on a cutback for 4 yards, making it third down with 9 to go. Conzelman kicked out of bounds on Green Bay's 48 yard line. Green Bay's ball, first down 10 to go. On the first play Lambeau shot off left tackle for 3 yards. Lambeau failed to gain off right tackle. On the next play Gavin got 2 yards, fourth down 5 to go. Buck drops back to kick. Buck kicked out of bounds on Milwaukee's 20 yard line. Milwaukee's ball on it own 20 yard line, first down. Doane hit the right side of the Green Bay line for two yards. On the first play Erickson attempted to circle Green Bay's right end and after shaking off tackler after tackler was downed for only a 2 yard gain. On an off tackle Winkelman was held for no gain. Fourth down 6 to go. Conzelman drops back in kick formation. Conzelman punted to Mathys who took the ball on the run, but fumbled, Pierotti recovering for Milwaukee. Milwaukee's ball first down 10 to go on their 45 yard line. On the first play Conzelman attempted a pass, but it was intercepted by Murray. Green Bay's ball, first down on Milwaukee's 45 yard line. On the first play Mills got 3 1/2 yards through left tackle. Gavin hit center for no gain. On the next play Lambeau, on an attempted end run, was thrown for no gain. Fourth down 6 1/2 to go. Buck dropped back to kick. Buck punted to Milwaukee's 11 yard line, where Hayes covered the ball. Milwaukee's ball on their own 11 yard line. Conzelman drops back to kick. Conzelman punted out of bounds on his own 47 yard line. On the first play Gavin was held for no gain. Lambeau shot a pass to Murry, but it just grazed Murray's fingers and was incomplete. Lambeau grounded the next pass out of bounds and Green Bay was penalized 10 yards, fourth down 29 to go. Buck punted to Conzelman, who signaled for a fair catch. He fumbled the ball and Lyle recovered for Green Bay. Mills made two yards around left end. Lambeau made two yards around right end. Gavin plunged through center for about 4 yards, fourth down 2 to go. Ball on Milwaukee's 6 yard line. Buck dropped back to kick. Buck placekicked directly between Milwaukee's goal posts. Milwaukee elected to kick off to Green Bay. Winkelman kicked to Lambeau, who standing on his goal line, received the ball and returned it to his own 15 yard line. On the first play Lambeau on an attempted off tackle play was held for no gain. On the next Mills circled left end for five yards, giving Green Bay third down and five to go. Lambeau was held for no gain on an off tackle attempt. Buck kicked out of bounds on Milwaukee's 49 yard line. Milwaukee's ball on their own 49 yard line. First down ten to go. Conzelman passed to Pierotti for a ten yard gain.
It is Milwaukee's ball on Green Bay's 4 yard line. First down, Erickson attempted an end run, but gained but one yard. A forward pass, Conzelman to Erickson, was incomplete as Erickson dropped the ball which landed directly in his hands. Conzelman passed to Mooney. The ball landed in Mooney's hand, but he dropped it on Green Bay's 20 yard line. Milwaukee's ball, fourth down ten to go. Conzelman drops back to kick. Conzelman kicked out of bounds to Green Bay's 21 yard line. First down ten to go, Green Bay's ball. On the first play Lambeau plunged through left tackle for 3 yards. Gavin added two more on the next play. Lambeay plunged through for 5 yards over left tackle, giving the Bays a first down on their own 31 yard line. Mills was held for no gain. Green Bay was penalized 15 yards for holding. Lambeau attempted to circle Milwaukee's right end but gained no ground. Buck punted 60 yards to Conzelman who was downed in his tracks by Niemann on his own 35 yard line. Doane made a yard around right end. Conzelman on a fake pass went eight yards directly off left tackle, third down one yard to go. On a plunge Doane went over for the first down. The ball is on Milwaukee's 47 yard line. On another punt formation fake, Conzelman was thrown for a two yard loss by Murray. A forward pass, Conzelman to Mooney, netted Milwaukee about 20, making it first down ten for Milwaukee on Bay's 40 yard line. On the first play Green Bay forwards broke through and threw Conzelman for a five yard loss. Second down 15 to go. An attempted forward pass, Conzelman to Erickson, was broken up by Wooding. A forward pass, Conzelman to Erickson, was broken up by Woodin. A forward pass, Conzelman to Erickson, netted Milwaukee 15 yards, giving them first down on Green Bay's 29 yard line. Doane on an attempted line plunge was held for no gain. Conzelman on an attempted pass to Mooney grounded the ball and the pass was incomplete, third down ten to go. Conzelman passed to Mooney again, but Mooney juggled the ball and the pass was incomplete, fourth down ten to go. Conzelman fumbled the ball on the play and ran back and forth across the field finally passing to Mooney. The referee claimed Green Bay interfered with the receiver and gave the ball to Milwaukee. On the next play Doane shot off right tackle for five yards, giving Milwaukee second down five to go. Ball on Green Bay's five yard line. Doane added another two yards by plunging over right guard. Milwaukee's ball on Green Bay's three yard line. Doane on an attempted plunge was held by Murray for no gain. Conzelman passed to Erickson but Erickson was thrown for a 3 yard loss. Green Bay regaining the ball on its own 6 yard line. Buck punted 60 yards to Conzelman who made a lateral pass to Erickson who returned the ball to Green Bay's 25 yard line. Conzelman made one yard off left tackle. Conzelman made one yard off left tackle. Conzelman shot a forward pass to Winkelman for seven yards, third down on Packers' 18 yard line. Doane plunged for a first down giving Milwaukee the ball on the Packers' 12 yard line. First down ten to go. Winkelman plunged over left tackle for a 2 1/2 yard gain. Doane plunged to Green Bay's five yard line, third down 3 to go. Doane hit center for one more yard giving Milwaukee fourth down and two to go. On the next play Doane plunged over for a touchdown through left guard, making the score Milwaukee 6, Green Bay 3. Winkelman kicked the ball through the posts for the extra point. Gardner kicked off to Winkelman, who returned the ball 28 yards to Milwaukee's 28 yard line. On the first play Conzelman was held for no gain. Erickson hit left tackle for two yards.
Winkelman kicked to Lambeau who returned the ball 30 yards. Gavin made three yards on the first play. A pass, Basing to Lambeau, netted Green Bay 15 yards, giving Green Bay first down on their own 48 yard line. Basing is taking Mills' place. Basing was thrown for a 3 yard loss on an attempted end run. A forward pass to Basing was incomplete. Lambeau's pass to Mathys was grounded. Buck dropped back and punted 55 yards to Conzelman on his own 15 yard line. Milwaukee was penalized back to its 1 yard line. Conzelman dropped back of his goal line and punted the ball to Lambeau who returned it 5 yards and was knocked out when tackled by about 5 Milwaukee players. Green Bay's ball on Milwaukee's 25 yard line. Gavin held for no gain at left guard. Gavin plunged through for 5 yards. Lambeau failed at right guard. Fourth down 5 to go on Milwaukee's 20 yard line. Lambeau's pass to Mathys was incomplete. Milwaukee's ball on their 20 yard line. Doane hit right guard for 3 yards. Winkelman added 2 through left guard. Conzelman kicked out of bounds on Green Bay's 39 yard line. Lambeau passed to Mathys for 15 yards. Mathys ran out of bounds. Basing clipped Milwaukee at right guard for about 3 yards. Basing on an off tackle play made 2 yards. On a pass from Mathys, Lambeau evaded three tacklers and scampered over the goal line for a touchdown. Buck made the extra point after the touchdown. Gardner kicked to Erickson on his goal line who returned it 21 yards. Conzelman on an attempted off tackle play was held for no gain. Doane busted over Green Bay's left tackle for 3 yards. Third down 6 to go. Conzelman's pass to Pierotti failed. Conzelman kicked about 45 yards to Green Bay's 47 yard line to Mathys who was downed in his tracks. On the next play Gavin plunged through Milwaukee's right guard for 2 yards. Second down 8 to go. Lambeau was held for no gain on an attempted off tackle play. An attempted forward pass, Mathys to Wheeler, failed. Buck punted to Milwaukee's 20 yard line. Woodin stopped Doane for no gain on his 20 yard line. Winkelman went over center for 5 yards. Conzelman attempted a left end run but was held for no gain by Buck. Conzelman punted to Lambeau who received it on his own 45 yard line and returned it ten yards to Milwaukee's 45 yard line. On the first play Gavin broke through Milwaukee's left tackle for 6 yards.
Gavin hit center for 1 1/2 yards. Gavin plunged through center for 2 yards. Lambeau made the necessary distance. Basing hit the right side of the Milwaukee line for 4 yards. Lambeau made three off tackle. Lambeau was stopped at right tackle for no gain. An attempted pass was incomplete. Ball on Milwaukee's 27 yard line in their possession. On the first play Conzelman was thrown for a 2 yard loss. Conzelman on an attempted end run was dumped a couple of times but got up and passed to Winkelman which was called back. Conzelman attempted a pass which was intercepted by Gavin. Gavin hit Milwaukee's left guard for two yards. Gavin shot through Milwaukee's right guard for 3 more. An attempted pass, Lambeau to Mathys, was intercepted by Smith, Milwaukee's left guard. Conzelman on a fake pass after dodging half the Bay team ran 13 yards to his 37 yard line. Conzelman's attempted pass to Mooney was mussed up by Gavin. Conzelman's pass was intercepted by Niemann on Milwaukee's 45 yard line. Milwaukee made a substitution sending in Sachs for Mooney. Gavin plunged through left guard for 5 yards. On the next play Gavin added four more. Lambeau made the necessary yardage making it first down on Milwaukee's 31 yard line. Gavin hit Milwaukee's left guard for two yards. Basing was thrown for a three yard loss by Sachs. Lambeau on the next play on a wide end run gained 5 yards. An attempted pass failed. The ball was knocked down by Erickson. Conzelman was thrown for a 15 yard loss by Buck and Wheeler. Basing intercepted Conzelman's pass to Erickson on Milwaukee's 34 yard line. The ball is right next to the sidelines. Cahn penalized Green Bay 5 yards for stalling. Basing ran the ball along the sidelines for 5 yards. Lambeau hit Milwaukee's left guard for no gain. Gavin was held for no gain making it fourth down 10 to go. Buck drops back in kick formation. Green Bay was again penalized 5 yards for stalling. Buck punted out of bounds on Milwaukee's 17 yard line. Conzelman passed to Sachs who failed to catch it. Conzelman completed a pass to Perotti gaining 10 yards. Conzelman attempted another pass to Winkelman but the pass was knocked down. Mathys intercepted Conzelman's 40 yard pass and ran it back to Milwaukee's 39 yard line. Gavin hit Milwaukee's left guard for 3 yards as the game ended.