GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Displaying a wonderful aerial offensive, the Green Bay Packers, football champions of Wisconsin, defeated the Hibbing Miners here on Sunday in the opening game of the season by the score of 10 to 0. Hibbing presented a stonewall forward line but
they proved unable to cope with the Packers' air attack.
Time after time, Captain Lambeau hurled the pigskin
into the waiting arms of Wheeler, Mathys and Lyle for
LYLE MAKES TOUCHDOWN
The Packers' first score came in the second quarter.
Ursella, standing on his own 20-yard line, attempted to
punt. Earps smashed through and blocked the ball.
Lyle covered it behind the goal line. Buck added
another point. In the third quarter, the Packers marched
down the field but a penalty halted the procession.
Buck stepped back to the 30-yard mark and kicked the
pigskin through the uprights. The Packers threatened
several time in the final period but Hibbing held tight in
the shadow of its goalposts.
2670 PAID ADMISSION
Exactly 2,760 paid their way into the grounds to see the
game. It was a splendid turnout for the opening fray. The
reserved seat sections were nearly all filled up. The
boxes held a capacity crowd and nearly all of the
bleacher space was occupied. Quite a number of the
youngsters took advantage of the "Knothole" gang
admission price. There was little or no confusion. The
gates opened promptly at 1 o'clock and the crowd
arrived on the scene early. By the time the Packer
squad pranced on the field, at 2:20, the stand were well
LAYOUT MAKES HIT
And on all sides the management was praised for the
splendid layout. The spectators expressed amazement
at the wonderful way the "scene" had been shifted in a
week's time. The box seats gave splendid satisfaction,
the reserved proved O.K. and the vast amount of space
for the general admission ticket holders made a big hit
with the spectators. The gridiron was in much better
shape than was expected and it is safe to say that by
the time for the Chicago Bear game, the playing field
will be "slicked up" nicely.
HUNDREDS OF AUTOS
Hundreds of autos were packed in a close radius of the
playing field and thanks to several of the city policemen,
two motor bike cops, several of Sheriff Guerts' deputies,
and a detail from the Sullivan Post, American Legion,
the motorists cleared away in good shape and the jam
wasn't half as as was looked for. Walter Buland, the
Hibbing coach, after the game, has this to say about Green Bay and its Packers: "We bit the dust for the first time in two years and from now on, up our way, we'll be thinking that the Packers are just as good as they are cracked up to be. Your forward pass combination is wonderful. I never saw anything like it. You have got a splendid field for your games and your organization treated our club like 'kings'. No wonder they call Green Bay the best 'little' football country in the country. I hope we can come back here again next year."
PLAY GOOD FOOTBALL
Considering the fact that the Packers had but a week of preparation, the team played good football. Lyle and Wheeler performed brilliantly at ends; Buck and Jug Earps were there a yard wide at tackles; Gardner, Woodin and Kenyon did everything that was asked of them at guards while Nieman, as usual, starred at center. Mathys shone brilliantly at quarter. Gavin more than lived up to advance notices at fullback, while Mills and Captain Lambeau were here, there and everywhere as halfbacks. Hibbing's line was of the stonewall variety with Walter Buland, the veteran Rock Island players, and "Ink" Marshall cutting quite a figure. Rube Ursella was about the whole show in the Miners' backfield. Two of the Hibbing players, Zgone and Beasey, suffered fractured collar bones during the encounter.
PLAY BY PLAY
Gardner kicked off to Ursella, who returned the ball 25 yards. Beasey made eight yards through left tackle. Chicken failed to gain. Zgone made first down around right end. Zgone failed at right tackle. A forward pass, Zgone to Ursella, failed. A forward pass, Zgone to Chicken, was good for ten yards. Ursella failed at center. Beasey failed at right tackle. Ursella punted over the goal line and the ball was put in play on the 20 yard line. Mills made one yard through right tackle. Buck punted 45 yards to Ursella, who was downed in his tracks. Beasey made five yards through right tackle. Rooney made five yards through right tackle. Rooney failed around left end. On the next play, Ursella fumbled and Niemann recovered for Green Bay. Lambeau made six yards through right tackle. Gavin made five more through left guard. Mills made five through center and Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Mathys. Green Bay was penalized five yards on the next play for offside. A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, failed, and the ball went over. Beasey failed to gain. Gregor went in for Zgone at right half for Hibbing and made five yards. Ursella made 15 through right tackle. Rooney made five more thought the same hole. Beasey made two through center. Gregor made 30 yards through right tackle as the quarter ended.
Gregor made one yard through right guard. Ursella missed a dropkick from the 35 yard line. Lambeau made one yard through right tackle. Mills made two yards through right guard. Lambeau made six around left end. Buck punted 50 yards to Ursella. Ursella failed at right tackle. Beasey made seven yards through right tackle. Woodin went in at left guard for Kenyon of Green Bay. Beasey failed at right tackle. Ursella punted 35 yard to Mills, who returned the ball ten. Gavin made five yards through center. Mills made two through left guard. Gavin made five yards through center. Mills made two through left guard. Gavin made first down on a plunge through left tackle. Gavin made one yard through center. Lambeau passed 30 yards to Wheeler. Mills made one yard through right tackle. Lambeau made one around right end. Lambeau made five through right tackle. Lambeau missed a placekick from the 20 yard line. Beasey made one yard through center. Ursella made one through right tackle. Beasey made four through right tackle. Earps blocked Ursella's kick and Lyle recovered, crossing the goal for a touchdown. Buck dropped a placekick between the crossbars. Score, Green Bay 7, Hibbing 0. Gardner kicked off to Beasey, who returned the ball 25 yards. Beasey made four yards through right tackle. Gregor made three through left tackle. The first half ended with Hibbing in possession of the ball on its own 40 yard line.
Gardner kicked to Ursella, who returned the ball 15 yards. Rooney made one yard around right end. Ursella made two through left guard. Ursella punted 35 yards to Gavin, who returned it five. Lambeau passed 30 yards to Mathys. Lambeau made eight yards through right tackle. Gavin failed through right tackle. Lambeau passed 15 yards to Wheeler, who was downed on the one yard line. Lambeau took the ball across the goal line on the next play, but Green Bay was penalized for offside. Mills failed around left end. Beasey was hurt, and Nord took his place. Mills made one around left end. Buck dropped a placekick between the bars. Score, Green Bay 10, Hibbing 0. Gardner kicked off, but the ball rolled out of bounds on the 20 yard line. Gregor made two yards through right tackle. Ursella made three yards through right tackle. Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Gregor made three yards through right tackle. Ursella made four through left tackle. Nord made two yards through center for first down. Gregor made five yards around right end. Rooney failed to gain through center. Ursella kicked 35 yards to Gavin. Mills failed to gain at right tackle. A pass from Lambeau failed. Buck punted 50 yards to Nord, who returned the ball 15.
Ursella tried a pass which failed. Green Bay was penalized 15 yards for interfering with the receiver. Ursella made two yards through left guard. Niemann intercepted a pass from Ursella. Gavin made three yards through center. Buck punted 45 yards to Ursella, who returned the ball five yards. Gregore's pass was intercepted by Mills. Lambeau failed around left end. Gavin made five yards through right tackle. Mills failed to gain. Buck punted over the goal line, and the ball was put in play on the 20 yard line. Ursella made ten through left tackle. A pass from Nord failed. A pass from Underwood failed. Another pass from Underwood was intercepted by Mills. Lambeau made four yards through right tackle. Gavin made two through center. Mathys made one through center. Buck's punt was blocked, but Mills recovered for Green Bay. Gavin failed to gain. Lambeau passed five yards to Mills. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Mathys. Lambeau failed to gain around left tackle. Mills failed to gain. A pass from Lambeau failed. Buck attempted a placekick from the 15 yard line, but it was blocked, Buck recovering the ball himself as the whistle blew.