GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A wonderful catch of a 40 yard pass from Captain Lambeau by Tillie Voss back of the Racine goal line enabled the Packers to turn back the hard hitting Racine Legion eleven, 6 to 3, Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park, in the greatest game of football seen here this season. Incidentally, this victory just about sewed up Badger state pro honors for the Big Bay Blues for the eighth successive season. Another perfect day for football was on tap and the
biggest crowd of the season jammed the park. The
biggest crowd of the year was on hand as slightly over
4,000 spectators paid their way into the park. Racine
was represented by about 400 rooters and they were
very much in evidence until the final period when the
Lambeau-Voss combination cooked the Legion's goose.
There was plenty of enthusiasm in evidence. Racine
had a cheerleader who had a great time and his rooters
every now and then burst into song about what they
were going to do to the Big Bay Blues. "Come on
Packers, Let's Go." That was a frequent battle cry heard
during the first three periods and when Voss made the
touchdown, the crowd went simply wild.
SHOWED THEIR CLASS
The Packers played brilliant football. The Bays fumbled
more frequently than usual but every member of the
squad was in there going at top speed. Mathys,
Lambeau, Hendrian and Basing turned in a great job of
backfielding. Voss was a team in himself at end while
Murray and Duford shared the honors at the other
extremity. Buck and Rosatti did their stuff well at the
tackles while the stonewall center trio, Earps, Gardner
and Woodin, were there with bells on. Racine had its
share of stars. Old Hank Gillo appears to improve with
years. Captain Romney performed splendidly at
quarterback while Glaver sure could shake a wicked
hoof when it comes to skirting the ends. Voss' wonder
catch will furnish plenty of fuel for the Hot Stove league
during the winter. It was a great piece of footballing and
only a classy gridder like Tillie could have pulled the
trick. The Packers pulled the game out of the fire in the
first play of the fourth period.
PASSES 40 YARDS
It was fourth down about six to go. The Bays held a
huddle and then the Blue team pulled the string on the
bag of tricks. Once was enough. Lambeau stepped
back to the 40 yard line. Jug Earps got the ball back to
him nicely. Curley timed his pass perfectly as Voss was
tearing over the goal line. Tillie collided with Glaver, who
attempted to knock him. Glaver flopped but Voss only
slid down on one knee. He lunged forward and made the
catch only inches off the ground. King Joy ruled
supreme. Hats were tossed in the air while hundreds of
fans roared their approval. There was only one fly in the
ointment, the Racine section. The gloom was kneedeep
around Section H, on the right side of the field. Racine
blocked the goal kick but what was one point when
there were three to spare. However, there was still
fourteen minutes to play. It seemed like an hour to the
Packer rooters. Racine received the kickoff and the
Legion cut loose with everything they had. The visitors
got away with a number of forward passes for good
gains but, when they would get down within the danger
zone, the Packers were always equal to the occasion.
BUCK KICKS WELL
Once Barr missed a field goal and the crowd breathed
easier. On another occasion, Mohardt got away for a
healthy run but he was dumped hard just in time. Cub
Buck was punting perfectly and, when the Packers
regained the oval, the big tackle would sail the pigskin
down the field 50 or 60 yards at a lick. With but a
minute to go, Mathys leaped a mile in the air and
knocked down a Racine pass. The Packers got the ball.
Lambeau crashed through for six yards and Hendrian
added three. As Buck went back to kick again, time
was called and the Legion had bit the dust. The
hometown fans got an awful jolt hardly before the game
was a minute old. Hostilities opened with the Legion
kicking to the Packers. Murry booted to Hendrian who
made a pretty return to the 20 yard line. On the first
scrimmage, Basing fumbled and it was Racine's ball.
Glaver failed on a tackle buck. GIllo crashed for five and
Elliott added two. Then as was expected, Gillo came
through nicely on a placekick. It sure was a rude
CLEAN AND HARD
However, this only made the Packers fight all the harder.
Woodin kicked off and the teams went at it hammer and
tongs. There was little love lost on either side. The play
was clean but mighty hard. It wasn't long before Elliott
hobbled to the sidelines and Johnny Mohardt pranced
in. The former Notre Dame star failed to report to the
referee and it cost the visitors a five yard penalty. During
the remainder of the quarter, the ball seesawed up and
down the field with the Packers having a slight edge due
to Buck's punting. When quarter time was called, the
ball was in Racine's possession on its 20 yard line.
There were plenty of thrills in the second period. The
longer the game went on, the more desperate the
Packers became and they were battling like wild men.
Both lines were playing a bang up game and it was
generally two or three smashes and, then, a punt.
Racine was presenting a stone wall defense against the
Bays forward pass while Glaver and Gillo were about
the only Racine huskies who could squirm through for
any gains. Just before halftime was called, Gillo
attempted another placekick but the ball went wide.
FIGHTING PACKER TEAM
It was a fighting Packer team that stepped forth for
action in the third quarter. Racine kicked off. The Bays
couldn't gain and Buck punted far down the field. Gillo
got through for 25 yards but the advance was short
ended as a Racine forward was intercepted. The Bays
got their offense working well and it wasn't long before
backed down in the shadow of their own goal posts but
they kept their goal line clear by intercepting forward
passes. A spirited return of a punt put the Packers in
the running again. Woodin's attempted field goal was
blocked and Racine recovered. A penalty for roughness set the Legion back 15 yards and then Murry's punt went out of bounds on Racine's 45 yard line. Time was called for the period. Then came Voss' great play that kept the Packers on victory row.
PLAY BY PLAY
Murry kicked off to Hendrian, who eluded several tacklers in returning the ball to the 20 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Basing fumbled and Racine recovered. Glaver failed to gain through tackle. Gillo made five yards. Elliott squeezed through for two. Gillo stepped back to his 22 yard mark and kicked a field goal from placement. Woodin kicked off, Gillo received. He brought the ball back to Racine's 20 yard line. Elliott gained a yard. Romney failed to gain. Murry kicked to Mathys who was downed in midfield. Hendrian dove off tackle for three yards. Lambeau added four, but the forward pass, next attempted, was incomplete, and Buck was forced to kick. He booted 45 yards to Romney who fair caught. Elliott failed to gain. Gillo and Glaver were both held, and Murry punted to Mathys who caught the ball in midfield and returned to Racine's 30 yard line. Basing made a yard at center. On a lateral pass, Lambeau to Hendrian, the Packers gained 8 yards. Lambeau and Hendrian both failed to gain, however, and the ball went over. Gillo smashed center for five yards. Glaver skirted left end for 25 yards. Gillo failed to gain at right end. A forward pass was incomplete. Murry punted out of bounds on Green Bay's 30 yard line. Lambeau pounded tackle for seven yards. Basing added two, and Hendrian made it first down. Lambeau made five more on a line smash, and a forward pass was attempted, Glaver intercepting it in midfield. Elliott made two yards on right end. Glaver failed at left end. Mohardt was substituted for Elliott, and caught a forward pass from Gillo. The play was disallowed, however, as Mohardt had failed to report. Mohardt passed to Romney, who juggled the ball and finally lost it. Murry punted to the Packers' 35 yard line. Buck attempted a pass, which failed. Buck promptly punted, Glaver receiving and being downed on the 20 yard line.
Gillo did a brodie for five yards. Mohardt added three, and Glaver two. Murry punted 45 yards to Mathys who was downed on the Bays' 25 yard line. Basing plunged for nine yards, and Hendrian made it first down for the Packers. On the next play, Lambeau fumbled and Glaver recovered on Racine's 25 yard line. Glaver made one yard. Mohardt failed to gain. Gillo failed, and Murry punted 45 yards to Lambeau who returned the ball 10 yards. Hendrian squeezed through for six yards. Buck punted 45 yards to Glaver. Romney made five yards, and Racine took timeout, receiving a five yard penalty as it was the fourth timeout taken. Glaver made three years and Murry punted to Mathys. Basing made a yard; Lambeau, two, and Buck punted to Racine's 15 yard line. Glaver failed, but Mohardt made three yards. Gillo was held for no gain, and Murry punted 60 yards to Lambeau who returned 19. A pass, Lambeau to Basing, was good for six yards. Halliday intercepted the next pass, but fumbled. Earps recovering. Lambeau made a spectacular catch of Basing's pass, the Packers gaining 8 yards on the play. Basing failed to gain, and three consecutive passes were incomplete. Racine took over the ball, and Glaver plunged for 8 yards. Mohardt made it first down. Gillo attempted a placekick from his own 45 yard line as the half ended, but the ball was short.
Woodin kicked off to Glaver who was downed on his own 12 yard line. Murry kicked to Green Bay's 45 yard line. Basing made a yard, but two successive passes were incomplete, and Buck punted to Racine's 20 yard line. Gillo smashed center for 25 yards, and Glaver added three. A Racine pass was intercepted. Lambeau plowed for 12 yards. Hendrian added two. Lambeau made four more, and came back for another plunge of 10 yards through center. Basing made two yards. Mohardt intercepted a Packer pass on Racine's 5 yard line. Glaver and Gillo failed to gain. Murry punted to Mathys who returned to Racine's 35 yard line. Hendrian made three yards and Lambeau added two. On the next play, Lambeau fumbled, but recovered. Woodin's attempt to placekick a field goal was blocked, and Racine recovered. On the next play, Racine was penalized fifteen yards for roughness. Mohardt failed to gain, and Gillo made two yards. Murry kicked out of bounds on Racine's 45 yard line. Basing made three yards; Hendrian made one, and Lambeau made another as the quarter ended.
On the first play of the period Lambeau passed 40 yards to Voss who caught the ball as he was stumbling, and fell behind the goal line. Buck's attempt to add an extra point by placekick was blocked. Woodin kicked off, the ball crossing the goal line, and being put in play on Racine's 20 yard line. A forward pass was incomplete, and Barr made one yard around end. The Packers were penalized 15 yards. A pass, Barr to Brumm, was good for seven yards. Glaver made it first down on a line smash. A pass, Barr to Glaver, gained 8 yards. On an attempted pass, Barr lost ten yards. Murry kicked to Mathys, who was downed on the Packers' 8 yard line. Lambeau made two yards, and then Buck punted from behind the goal line to Racine's 40 yard mark. Glaver made three yards and a pass, Barr to Halliday, was good for 15 yards. Barr was thrown for a nine yard loss. A pass, Barr to Mohardt, made three yards. Glaver failed to gain. Barr's attempt to placekick from the 45 yard line was wide of the posts. The Packers put the ball in play on their 20 yard line, and were penalized 5 yards for offside. Lambeau plunged through a pile of red jerseys for eleven yards. Basing and Hendrian each made three yards, and then Buck punted to Glaver who was downed on Racine's 15 yard line. A pass, Barr to Mohardt, was good for 25 yards. Mohardt hit right tackle for eight yards. Three successive passes failed, and the ball went over to the Packers. Hendrian advanced the ball three yards. Lambeau made three more, and then Buck punted 70 yards across the Racine goal line. The ball was put in play on the 20 yard mark. A forward pass was incomplete. A pass, Barr to Halliday, was good for nine yards. Barr shot a long pass to Mohardt, the play advancing 30 yards. Mathys intercepted another long pass, and the Packers regained possession of the ball. Lambeau made six yards and Hendrian went for three as the game ended.