GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Back in their own backyards, the Packers cut loose with a banner brand of football Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park, and turned back the Kansas City Blues, 16 to 0, in a pro league football game. It wasn't a good football day for the players but it was ideal for the spectators. The gridiron was in superb condition and it was fast as lightning. The heat tended to wilt the pigskin chasers a bit but the Packers appeared to stand the gaff better than Andrews and his
BIG CROWD AT GAME:
A splendid crowd witnessed the game. There were over
2,800 paid admissions and the park was comfortably
filled. Hundreds of out of town football followers took in
the encounter. The spectators were late in arriving but
there was a flood of humanity through the gates right at
starting time. Some 200 fans from Marinette and
Menominee made the trip here while many of the other
neighboring cities and towns sent big delegations. The
Kansas City crew put in appearance first and they went
through a few practice stunts before the Packers, who
were a bit late arrived on the scene. Due to the illness
of John Getchell, the league referee from Minneapolis, it
was necessary to draft Tom Johnson, the Marinette
High school coach, into action. He got away nicely.
Earl Wyman of Oshkosh umpired while Dick Williams,
a Milwaukee newspaperman, was the Kansas City
choice for head linesman.
WOODIN KICKS OFF
The visitors received the kickoff and, after Woodin had
booted the ball behind the goal posts, the ball was put
in scrimmage on the 20 yard line. After three rushes,
the Kansans punted. Strauss' kick was a fizzle and the
Packers swept into action on the visitors' 45 yard line.
A penalty set the Bays back five yards and they lost
the ball on downs by inches. After three cracks at the
line, Strauss punted to Mathys on the Packers' twenty.
Buck soon returned the kick and gained considerable
on the exchange. The play was well within the invaders'
territory. Hendrian dumped HIll for a big loss and the
Kansans punted again. The Packers cut loose with a
savage attack and it wasn't long before Lambeau hurled
a pass to Tillie Voss who scampered over two
chalkmarks for a score. En route the Packer end shook
off a couple of aliens as if they were schoolboys. Buck
kicked the goal.
HILL MAKES GOOD RUN
Hill received the kickoff and came back 35 yards. It was
a great run but Mathys stopped him with a flying tackle.
Strauss hurled a pass to Dewitz and again Mathys
saved the day. Strauss hurled a field goal from the 40
yard line. The Packers scrimmaged on their twenty.
Buck punted 50 yards down the field. Dewitz nabbed a
pass for a 25 yard gain as the quarter ended. Hostilities
in the second period started with the ball in the visitors'
possession on Green Bay's 32 yard line. A penalty sent
Kansas City back 5 yards and two passes were
grounded. Strauss punted out of bounds on the Packer
17. The Bays got a first down. Mathys was dumped for
a loss before he could pass. Buck kicked to the
VISITORS PASS WELL
Kansas City got away with three successful passes but
their air drive wilted and the Packers regained the ball
on their own twenty. Two rushes netted little and Buck
kicked 50 yards to McLemore who fumbled and Basing
hopped on the oval as if it were a hot tomato. After three
line plays, Lambeau's attempt for a field goal hopped its
way back of the Kansas City goal line. The ball was
scrimmaged on the 20 yard mark. Here the Packers
drew their fourth penalty for offside. Rosatti dumped
McLemore in his tracks. Strauss punted 60 yard to
Mathys. Here the Packers got going fast and a series of
passes took the ball right down to the Kansas City goal
line. It was a wide open attack and the visitors were
beating a hasty retreat. Just as Lambeau's pass to
Voss behind the goal grounded, time was called for the
WOODIN KICKS 'EM
At the start of the third quarter, Woodin again kicked
over the goal and the visitors put the ball in play on their twenty. Voss smeared one play for a loss and then Strauss fizzled a kick. Lewellen, who replaced Basing, covered the ball. Lewellen got several good gains but the Kansas front stiffened and Buck missed a field goal. The ball went in play on the 20 yard line. Voss again nailed Hill for a loss and Strauss punted out of bounds at midfield. A pass to Lewellen gained 15 yards. Hendrian gained another pas for a big gain, and followed this up by hooking another for considerable yardage.
LEWELLEN MAKES TOUCHDOWN
Lambeau hit the line for two and then Lewellen smashed his way over his former teammate, Bassett, for a touchdown. Buck missed the goal. Lewellen had been worked pretty hard and Usher took his place. The crowd gave the former Nebraska captain an ovation as he came to the sidelines. The Packers kicked off again but an offside brought the ball back and Woodin again kicked. Hill returned the ball about 40 yards. It was some run. After two smashes, Voss stretched up and intercepted a pass. Usher got two and a pass, Lambeau to Mathyus, made it first down.
HENDRIAN SHOWS CLASS
The string was loosened on the much discussed bag of tricks and Dick O'Donnell cut over and made a great grab of a neat pass for another first down. Hendrian took a hand at the passing and tossed one to his roommate Voss for a ten yard gain. Dutch made a couple of yards through the line and then caught a toss from Lambeau. Keeping up his good work, Dutch stepped neatly to the 30 yard mark and, from a difficult angle, dropkicked the ball between the uprights - and then some. The pigskin landed on top of the Bellevue barn. Strauss kicked off to Hendrian who came back a chalkmark. Then Lambeau got around right end for a brilliant run. The quarter ended with the ball in the Packers' possession on their own 45 yard line.
BLOCKS BUCK'S PUNT
After the scrimmage in the final quarter, Webber blocked Buck's punt and it was Kansas City's ball in midfield. It wasn't long before Voss intercepted a pass on the Packers' 43 yard line. Usher took a toss from Lambeau for a 12 yard gain. Webber nabbed a throw from Lambeau, checking the Bay onslaught. Milton, former Packer, went into the Kansas lineup but he found the going pretty rough. After a few plays Voss pulled down another enemy pass on the enemy's 31 yard marker. Corgan killed the Packers' hopes for another score by grabbing a pass. He started down the field fast but was chased out of bounds in midfield. Strauss punted 50 yards to Mathys who wisely signaled for a free catch on the Packers' first chalkmark. The Bays put the ball back in play on a free kick, Buck sailing the pigskin 58 yards down the gridiron. The visitors got a first down, thanks to Dewitz. Mathys blocked a pass from Strauss and O'Donnell dumped Corgan for a loss after he scooped up a free ball. Just as Mathys received a punt from Strauss the final whistle blew.
PLAY BY PLAY
It was 75 in the shade at the opening whistle; Kansas City has its back to the sun, defending the south goal. Woodin kicked over the goal line, and play was begun on the Blues' 20 yard mark. The Packers were penalized 5 yards for offside on the first play. Hill made 6 yards through left tackle. Two more plunges by Hill over the left side netted a scant yard and the Blues were forced to punt. Strauss was rushed and his kick went only about 20 yards, the Packers downing the ball on Kansas City's 45 yard line. Hendrian smashed off right tackle for three yards, and Basing made four through the same hole. The Packers were penalized again - 5 yards for offside. Hendrian grabbed a pass from Lambeau for a 7 yard gain. The Packers failed to gain on the fourth down, and the ball went to Kansas City. The Packers were again penalized for offside; the line was mighty anxious to break through and smash up the plays. Hill carried the ball again for a 2 yard gain and Dewitz went through right tackle for 3 yards. Strauss tried bucking the center, but only got one yard. Strauss got off a punt, Mathys running the ball out of bounds on the 20 yard mark. Lambeau skirted end for seven yards and got 2 through right tackle. Hendrian failed to make the first down, and Buck punted 50 yards, Voss downing the ball on the Blues' 20 yard line. McLemore gained 2 yards off end but Hill lost the gain when Hendrian smashed through with a terrific tackle. Kansas City was offside and took a 5 yard penalty. Strauss punted 35 yards, Mathys returning 3 yards. Lambeau cut back over left end for 3 yards. Corgan just tipped Lambeau's pass to Mathys and grounded it. Lambeau threw a 25 yard pass to Voss who traveled 20 yards more for the first score. Buck's placekick added another point. Score: Packers 7, K.C. Blues 0. Hill received Woodin's kickoff on the 8 yard line and made a pretty return to the 35 yard line. It looked as through he might get through, but Charlie Mathys nailed him. Strauss passed 15 yards to Dewitz who went 4 yards before Mathys stopped him with a hard tackle. Two line plunges failed to gain for the Blues, the Bay's center trio proving impassable. Hill attempted an end run, and sidestepped several tacklers but failed to gain. Strauss missed a 40 yard dropkick by a few feet. Packers' ball on the 20 yard line. Buck punted 50 yards to McLemore who was downed in his tracks by Basing and Voss. Strauss tried to hit the line again and made a yard. Dewitz grabbed another pass from Strauss for a 25 yard gain as the quarter ended with the Packers leading, 7 to 0.
The quarter began with Kansas City in possession of the ball on the Packers' 32 yard line. McLemore failed to gain in an attempt to round O'Donnell's end. Kansas City was offside again and drew a 5 yard penalty. Strauss' pass to Hill was wide, and another pass to Corgan was too high, going way over the big end's head. Strauss' short punt went out of bounds on the 17 yard line. Basing started around right end, but changed his mind, and cut back, being downed on the scrimmage line. Lambeau smashes over right tackle for 7 yards, and Hendrian made 5 yards through the same hole on a delayed pass. A line plunge failed, and Mathys attempted to pass but was nailed 8 yard back before he could get rid of the ball. Buck kicked 50 yards to the Blues' 40 yard line, where the ball went out of bounds. Hill made about a yard in two attempts at the line, and then passed to McLemore for a 20 yard gain. Dewitz passed to Strauss for 15 yards. Kansas City went back to line bucks again and gained five yards in 3 attempts. A pass grounded and the Packers resumed the offensive on their own 18 yard line. The Packers almost slipped one over on the Blues by having Buck pass from kick formation under the shadow of his own goal, but the throw was a little high for Mathys. Buck punted 50 yards to the Blues' 40 yard line. Basing recovered McLemore's fumble of the kick. Lambeau cut back from right end for a 7 yard gain and Mathys was thrown behind the line for a 2 yard loss. Lambeau's attempted dropkick jumped along the ground and bounced over the goal line, the Kansas City Blues taking the ball on their own 20 yard line. The Packers were penalized for a fourth time for offside. McLemore tried to slip through Rosatti but was downed without a gain. Strauss got over the longest kick of the day, a 60 yard punt, which Mathys ran out of bounds on the Packers' 20 yard line. A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, gained about 3 yards. Mathys dodged about ten men on this play, sidestepping half the width of the field before he was downed. Hendrian made 5 yards through a wagonhole Buck opened up. A shoestring pass to Mathys gained 15 yards. Curly tossed one on the run to Basing, the play netting the Packers about 9 yards. Hendrian failed to gain on a line plunge. A wide pass to Hendrian gained 12 yards. Basing hit the line for 2. Basing made it first down with an 8 yard smash dragging one of the Kansas City tacklers about 6 yards. Lambeau's pass to Voss grounded over the goal line as the half ended. Score: Packers 7, Blues 0.
Woodin kicked over the goal line. A line plunge failed, and Strauss attempted an end run, but Voss broke up the play and downed the runner. Strauss fizzled a punt and Lewellen, who had replaced Basing, downed it on the 18 yard line. Lewellen went around end for 9 yards, and two line smashes netted another two. Lewellen made a yard through the line, but Corgan dropped him without a gain on an attempted end run. Buck missed a field goal by a narrow margin. Kansas City held the ball on their own 20 yard line. Voss tore in and nailed Hill for a 2 yard loss. Strauss punted 35 yards out of bounds. Packers' ball in midfield. Lewellen grabbed a pass from Lambeau for a 15 yard gain. Hendrian hit something hard in the line and stopped in his tracks. Lambeau passed over fullback, Hendrian grabbing it out of nowhere for a 15 yard gain. Another pass to Hendrian over the halfback gained 12 yards. Curley made 2 yards and Lewellen carried the ball over in his second attempt. Lewellen got a big hand as he left the field after the touchdown. Eddie Usher took his place. Buck's attempted field goal went wide. Score: Packers 13, Blues 0. Hill made another pretty return of Woodin's kickoff, bringing the ball back to the 40 yard line. An end run was smeared up before it got started. Dewitz and Strauss found an opening in the center of the line for a 4 yard and 5 yard gain. Voss intercepted a pass and the Packers took possession of the ball in midfield. Usher went through left guard for 2 yards. Lambeau passed to Mathys for a first down. Another pass was grounded and Lambeau smashed tackle for 4 yards. Andrews replaced Kreuger for Kansas City. O'Donnell jumped up between a couple of Blues to grab Lambeau's pass for a first down. Hendrian took a turn at the passing game and his toss to Voss put the ball on the 10 yard line. Hendrian made a yard through the line, and grabbed a pass from Lambeau for a short gain. Hendrian dropkicked the goal from a difficult angle. Score: Packers 16, Blues 0. Hendrian returned Strauss' kickoff to the 18 yard line. Lambeau went around right end in a beautiful dash of 25 yards. It was the longest run from scrimmage during the game. Lambeau grounded a pass as the quarter ended with the Packers in possession of the ball on the 45 yard line. Score: Packers 16, Blues 0.
Hendrian made a yard through center. Webber blocked Buck's punt, the ball going out of bounds, so it was the visitors' ball on the 50 yard line. Strauss' pass was grounded, O'Donnell was rushing him tightly. Voss intercepted the next pass on the Packers' 45 yard line. Lambeau passed to Usher for 12 yards. McLemore was injured on the play, and Milton, who was with the Packers last time they were home, replaced him for the Blues. He lost a yard and grounded the ball in an attempted pass. Another pass went way over McLemore's head, and Strauss punted 45 yards to Lambeau who returned 5. Bassett broke through Buck and blocked Lambeau's attempted forward. After an unsuccessful plunge Buck punted to the 35 yard line. Voss grabbed another one of Strauss' passes and it was the Packers' ball on the Blues 31 yard line. Corgan intercepted a pass from Lambeau. It looked as though he was clear but he ran out of bounds on the 50 yard line. Strauss punted 50 yards to Mathys who signaled a free catch. The ball was downed on the 10 yard line. The Packers elected to put the ball back in scrimmage by free kick. Buck's punt was perfect, traveling 58 yards along the sidelines before going out of bounds. Dewitz made 10 yards through right tackle. Mathys jumped about 12 feet up in the air to block a pass from Strauss. The Blues fumbled, Corgan recovering for them, but O'Donnell threw him for a 15 yard loss. Strauss punted 49 yards to Mathys as the game ended. Score: Packers 16, Blues 0.
NEWS AND NOTES
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Well, the Packers looked just as good on the gridiron yesterday as their lineup sizes up on paper. Every man on the squad was going at top speed and the Big Bay Blues gave a bangup exhibition of football. The boiling sun forced the players to work under a handicap but the superb physical condition of Lambeau's squad was very much in evidence...It is mighty fortunate that the Packers were on as this Kansas City crew is going to win a lot of games before the curtain is pulled down on the pro league race. The visitors showed a pair of shifty backs in Dewitz and Hill while the ends, Corgan and Webber, gave a good account of themselves. Webber blocked a punt on Buck. It was the first time in two years that this has happened...The crowd sort of gave Head Linesman Williams the razz. They didn't like the way he was offsides on the Packers. The Bay forward wall was a bit overanxious and it is likely that all his penalties were justified. These were the only penalties of the contest. It was as clean an exhibition of pro football as has been seen here for a long time...At times it seemed as if the visitors were taking a leaf out of the Packers' book with their passes but most of the damage in the Kansas air drive was done in midfield. Whenever they got within the danger zone, the Big Bay Blues tightened up very nicely. Not once during the game did the invaders have the ball inside of the Packers' twenty...Hendrian's dropkick had plenty of distance to it. The ball shot between the goal post clean as a bell and a mile high. It landed on top of the Bellevue barn. If Dutch had been standing in midfield, he would have probably counted on the boot as it traveled a long ways after passing the uprights. Yesterday was Hendrian's best day for the Packers. He sure was playing football. And this goes for Voss too, and all the rest of the team...Lewellen smiled for the first time since the Duluth game. The Packer half has been bumping into some tough breaks but it would have taken a stone wall and then some to have stopped him in his smash for a touchdown. Before the score, Lew had cut considerable figure in the Packers' brilliant march down the field...Next Sunday, Milwaukee plays here in the Packers' first game of the state championship series. It is going to be some battle and the management expects a crowd bigger than the Bear game. Better reserve your tickets early.