GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers kept on Victory Row in the pro league race by polishing off the Duluth Kellys by the score of 10 to 0 Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park in a corking good exhibition of pigskin chasing. Sunday's victory cinched the Northwest professional football title for the Packers. It marked the Bay eleven's sixth victory of the season in the league race, and was the fourth win in a row for Green Bay. Yesterday's success moved the Packers up a notch in the percentage table and Green Bay is now tied with
Cleveland for fourth place. Glowering skies and a wisp of rain in the air tended to cut the crowd down considerably but those who witnessed the combat were
given a run for their money - and then some more.
REPLETE WITH THRILLS
The game was replete with thrills. Both teams displayed
stonewall lines and the contest developed into a forward
pass attack with the Bays, as usual, having the upper
hand. Towards the close of the second quarter, after the
Packers had their scoring bee, Duluth let loose with a
wild and wooly air attack. They chased the Packers
way back into the Bays' backyard but a toss crossed
the goal line uncompleted and the danger was over.
Aside from this spasm, the Northerners never were
within scoring distance, although in the opening period
Sternaman tried for a field goal from the 40 yard line but
it was blocked.
MACHINE LINE PERFECTION
With machine line perfection, the Packers battered their
way through the Minnesota champions. There was little
wasted energy. The Big Bay Blues went to their
business with a smashing crashing offense that paved
the way for victory. Green Bay had plenty of opposition.
Duluth was in there battling for every inch of ground but
class tells in football, just as any place else and the
Packers were a good points better than their fire eating
opponents. "Little Joe" Sternaman didn't live up to
advance notices. At least three of his teammates had it
over the former Illinois star like a tent. O'Donnell played
superb football at end; "Hot Dog" Kiley talked his way
into every play at tackle while Harris turned in a mighty
job at fullback. Buck's punting was a big factor in the
Bays' success. He gained at least twenty yards on
each exchange of kicks. Some of his spirals soared
through the air for 50 to 60 yards.
KICK IS BLOCKED
After the opening kickoff, the play was pretty well even
up in the first quarter. Towards the close of the period,
Sternaman took a chance on a field goal but the
attempt was blocked and Green Bay covered. This was
the turning point in the fracas. The Packers were a bit
slow getting started but finally a quick pass put the ball
well down in Duluth's territory. Three line plays gained
but little. Buck then stepped back to the 28 yard line
and booted the pigskin between the uprights with plenty
TOUCHDOWN IN HURRY
Then came the touchdown in a hurry. The Packers kicked off to Duluth. Sternaman attempted a pass which was intercepted by a Bayite. Then Mills celebrated his appearance in the game by grabbing a pass on the dead run from Lambeau and he traveled 15 yards for a touchdown. It all happened so quickly that the crowd hardly knew what had happened. Buck added to the joy by kicking the goal. For the remainder of the quarter, Duluth sort of held the upper hand. Sternaman called for pass after pass and more than half of his tosses were making the grade. The Packers were beating somewhat of a retreat but they kept on going harder all the time.
PASS IS GROUNDED
Down about the 25 yard line, a Duluth pass sailed across the Packer goal but it was grounded and the Bays put the ball in scrimmage on the 20 yard line. The last half was full of excitement but the Packer held the upper hand. Several times it seemed as if Lambeau's squad was going to add another score but the Northerners held tight right on the edge of their goal line. Buck missed a kick in the third quarter and in the last period just as the final whistle blew. Cub's attempt for placement just grazed the uprights.
BRILLIANT AS USUAL
As usual, the Packers played brilliant football. Jug Earps showed his wares at center for the first time this season and got away nicely. Woodin and Gardner did their stuff at guards faultlessly. Buck and Dewey Lyle were a smashing crashing pair at the tackles while Jabber Murray, Hayes and Wheeler covered themselves with glory at the ends of the lines. Mathys never turned in a better game at quarter. Basing played well until he hurt his side and then Mills burst into the limelight with his dash for a touchdown. Gavin was a consistent ground gainer at fullback while Captain Lambeau continued his super football exhibition at right half.
PLAY BY PLAY
Gardner kicked off. Sternaman taking the ball and running it to the 30 yard line. McDonnell made three yards. Harris failed to gain. Harris punted 45 yards to Mathys, who was downed on Green Bay's 45 yard line. Lambeau went around left end for 6 yards. Gavin failed to gain. Lambeau went around left end for 3 yards. Buck kicked out of bounds on Duluth's 25 yard line. Harris failed to gain. Rooney got 4 yards through right tackle. Harris punted 50 yards to Green Bay's 15 yard line. Gavin failed to gain. Lambeau made three at right end. Buck kicked 45 yards to Sternaman. McDonnell was good for 5 yards. Sternaman failed to gain. Duluth was penalized 5 yards. Rooney made 3. McDonnell made 2. Sternaman's attempted dropkick was blocked on Green Bay's 35 yard line. Lambeau made 3 yards through left tackle. Gavin made 3 through center. A pass was incomplete. Buck kicked 40 yards to Sternaman. Harris failed to gain. Rooney was good for 3 yards. Harris punted to Mathys, who was downed on his own 40 yard line. Gavin plunged for 3 yards through center.
Buck punted 60 yards over the goal line. Harris punted back, the ball being downed on Green Bay's 40 yard line. Basing made 5 yards through right tackle. Lambeau passed to Mathys for first down. Basing lost a yard at right end. A pass failed. McDonnell intercepted a forward pass. Harris gained a yard at center. McDonnell made 1 at left tackle. Harris punted to Mathys, who was downed on Green Bay's 35 yard line. Basing was good for 2 yards. Lambeau failed. Buck punted to Duluth's 10 yard line. Harris kicked out of bound on Duluth's 30 yard line. Lambeau made a yard at tackle. Mathys passed 15 yards to Lambeau. Basing smashed right tackle for 5. Basing failed to gain at right end. Buck stepped back to the 25 yard line and booted a placekick between the posts. Gardner kicked off to Sternaman, who returned to Duluth's 30 yard line. Buck intercepted a forward pass on Duluth's 40 yard line. Lambeau passed 25 yards to Mills, who ran 15 more for a touchdown. Buck kicked goal. Gardner kicked to Sternaman who ran to Duluth's 30 yard line. A pass, Harris to Rooney, was good for 15 yards. Two forward passes were incomplete. Mills intercepted a pass in midfield. Madigan intercepted a pass for Duluth on his own 40 yard line. A pass failed. Another pass failed. A pass, Harris to J. Rooney, was good for 25 yards. Another pass to Rooney gained 15 yards. The next forward pass was over the goal line, and the ball went to Green Bay. Gavin was good for 3 yards. Gavin plunged for first down. Mathys ran 8 yards as the half ended.
Gardner kicked off to Sternaman, who returned the ball to Duluth's 30 yard line. A forward pass was incomplete. Gilbert made two yards. Harris passed to Sternaman for 10 yards. Gilbert added another yard. Harris passed 15 yards to Rooney. Another pass was incomplete. Earps recovered Gilbert's fumble on the 50 yard line. Lambeau passed 10 yards to Mathys. Gavin plunged 2 yards. Lambeau passed 30 yards to Mathys who was downed on Duluth's 9 yard line. Gavin made 3 through center. Gavin added four more. Gavin failed to gain. Harris kicked 35 yards to Lambeau. Mills fumbled on the next play but recovered. Lambeau failed at left end. Buck's attempted placekick failed. Method plunged for 3 yards. Woodin recovered Harris' fumble. Mills failed to gain. Lambeau failed to gain. A forward pass was intercepted by Sternaman. Method failed to gain. Gilbert made one yard. Harris kicked to his own 40 yard line.
Mathys failed at center. Green Bay was penalized 5 yards for offside. A pass was incomplete. Buck kicked to Duluth's one yard line. Harris punted to midfield. Gilbert intercepted a forward pass. Another Duluth pass failed. Harris punted 30 yards to Lambeau. Gavin plunged for three yards. Mills made one yard at right end. Buck punted 40 yards to Sternaman who returned it ten. A pass gained one yard. Another pass was incomplete. Mathys intercepted a forward pass on Green Bay's 40 yard line. Lambeau failed to gain. Green Bay was penalized 5 yards. Mills failed to gain. Buck plunged for 5 yards. Buck punted 50 yards to Sternaman on Duluth's 20 yard line. A pass failed. Another pass was incomplete. Buck intercepted a forward pass on Duluth's 25 yard line. Gavin plunged 6 yards through center. Lambeau made two yards around right end. Green Bay was penalized 5 yards. Cub Buck attempted a placekick but failed as the game ended.