GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Green Bay Packers wound up their "at home" season in a blaze of glory on Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park by taking a fall out of the undefeated, league leading Duluth Kelleys to the tune of 13 to 0 in a game which was a whole lot more onesided than the score indicates. The Big Bay Blues had it over the visitors like a tent. Duluth was never within
scoring distance. Only once during the game did they
have the ball on the Packers' 40 yard line. That was in
the third period and on the next play the visitors fumbled
1000 PERCENT AT HOME
Taking Duluth into camp, the Packers completed their
schedule at home at 1000 percent clip. Ironwood was
the first victim. Then came the Bears and Kansas City,
Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Racine followed in rapid
succession. There was seven straight victories at home.
Sunday's crowd fell considerably short of expectations
as the ticket count showed only slightly over 2,700
"Bayeets". However, the crowd got their money's worth
as they saw as bitterly a contested game as had been
staged at the park this season. The Duluthians are a
rough and ready bunch and the fray hadn't gone five
minutes before they began mixing it up at every
NO PARLOR AFFAIR
The Packers soon discovered that it was no parlor affair
and they lost little time returning the compliment.
Elbows was a much used weapon and every now and
then a mailed fist could be seen swinging under a
scrimmage pile. It was give and take on both sides but
one thing is sure - Duluth learned a few lessons about
the ungentle art of pigskin chasing before the final
whistle blew. Four officials were used in the game to
keep peace in the family. Halsey Hall, the St. Paul
sport writer, made his debut here as a referee and he
didn't turn in a half bad job considering the rough sea
milling. He was fairly successful in keeping on top of
the ball all the time.
HAD STURDY DEFENSE
Duluth had a scrappy team and the Kelleys sure do
battle when in the shadow of their goal posts. Three
times during the closing quarter did they present a
stonewall defense while standing on their own goal line
and prevent what looked like sure Packer touchdowns.
Some teams don't know when they are beaten and
inches and Duluth seemed to possess this happy
faculty. The Packers took the upper hand right after the
first kick. Woodin had booted to Duluth and, on the
opening lineup, Gilbert tried to circle Dick O'Donnell's
end and he was smeared for a 12 yard loss. Standing
on the goal line, Gilbert kicked to Hendrian who was
dumped about on Duluth's 40. The Packers lost a first
down by inches and Duluth punted on its first down.
Lambeau and and Hendrian got 8 yards. Then a penalty sent the Bays
back five. Lambeau slashed through for 15. Duluth lost
5 on an offside. Buck soon punted out of bounds on
Duluth's 20. Three rushes netted the invaders little and
Gilbert punted well down the field to Mathys. The Bays
soon kicked again and it was Duluth's ball about in
VOSS MAKES TOUCHDOWN
Captain Lambeau intercepted a pass. Here the Bays
lunched an attack with their air drive working nicely and
it wasn't long before Tillie Voss cut over behind the goal
line and took a pass from Lambeau for a touchdown.
Buck kicked the goal. The second quarter had hardly
got underway before Earps covered a fumble on Duluth's
30. Two passes moved the Packers up a chalk mark
and then Buck missed a placekick by inches. Duluth
scrimmaged from the 20 yard mark. Gilbert kicked to
Mathys. The ball was downed on the Packers' 25. After
several exchanges of kicks and intercepted passes by
both sides, the Bay machine got going well. A pass to
Voss gained 80 yards and then Mathys got in one of
the circus catches, nabbing a toss from Lambeau for
the second touchdown. Duluth blocked the attempt for
the extra point.
SHOWED SIGNS OF LIFE
The third period started with the Packers kicking off
again. At this stage of the game, Duluth showed signs
of life. The visitors uncorked a series of forwards that
netted some yardage. But every time the visitors got to
midfield, the Packers would either intercept a pass or
cover a fumble. Twice during the quarter it looked as if
the Packers might swell their score but the Duluthians
were pretty "catty" inside their 20 yard line and they
knocked down a number of passes. When quarter time
was called, the Packers had the ball on Duluth's 30
yard line. The visitors played purely a defensive game in
the final quarter and all the play was deep in their
danger zone. The Packers would march down the field
only to bump into a stonewall about 5 yards from the
goal. Duluth would punt and the procession would
proceed once more.
RULED OUT OF BOUNDS
Gilbert got away several pretty fair kicks and Duluth can
thank its bootsmith for not having the revenge rubbed in
deeper. Twice forward passes were grounded behind the
Duluth goal line and once Basing grabbed a beauty
pass for what looked like a touchdown but Head
Linesman Coffee ruled that he was out of bounds when
making the catch. The air was full of footballs in the last
few minutes of play but the Packers were unable to
connect for another score. For the first time this season
the Packers made a number of changes in the battle
front. All of the players getting action except Lewellen
and the former Nebraska captain is sure to have plenty
of it next Sunday. Duford went in for Basing late in the
second quarter while Hearden took Duford's post at the
start of the third period. Wally Neimann went in at
center and Jug Earps moved over to tackle, substituting
METHOD RETIRES EARLY
Early in the game, Method, Duluth halfback, took to the sidelines and MacDonald replaced him. In the second half, Kelly, former Northwestern star, took MacDonald's position but he didn't cut much of a figure. Late in the game, Kiley called quits and Carlson stepped into action. This Kiley is a pretty rough boy but he got aplenty. Gilbert was the outstanding star for the visitors. He chalked up considerable yardage on line bucks and his punting was worthy of comment. Williams, who always plays good football against the Packers, proved himself still to be a considerable lineman. The famous Underwood sort of flivered out at an end.
VOSS GOES GOOD
Tillie Voss continued his brilliant play at end for the Packers and Dick O'Donnell was a demon on the defense. Buck and Rosatti did mighty well at tackle and Jug Earp showed that he hadn't forgotten anything about his old position. Gardner and Woodin turned in a great game at the guards and Wally Neimann was pretty lively at center. Mathys took a terrible pounding but came through nicely. Hendrian was in there battling every minute while Basing, Duford and Hearden filled the bill without complaint. And once again Captain Lambeau turned in one of his super games. The Packer captain sure is playing a banner brand of football this season.
PLAY BY PLAY
Woodin kicked to Gilbert who was downed on the 20 yard line. Gilbert lost 12 yards attempting to circle left end. Gilbert punted to Hendrian who was downed on Duluth's 38 yard line. Basing made four yards at left tackle. Lambeau picked up four more at the same place. Basing dove for a yard through the right side of the line. Lambeau failed to make it first down by inches. Gilbert kicked to Mathys who was downed on the Packers' 30 yard line. Lambeau smashed through right tackle for five yards. Hendrian hit center for three yards. The Packers were penalized five, but on the next play, Lambeau dodged through right tackle for fifteen yards. Hendrian lost a yard. Lambeau was downed for a ten yard loss, but the play was not allowed and Duluth was penalized five yards. A forward pass failed. Buck punted out of bounds on Duluth's 20 yard line. Gilbert hit center for two yards. B. Rooney gained five. Method connected for one. Gilbert punted to Mathys on the Packers' 25 yard line. Lambeau failed to gain. Basing made three yards. Buck attempted a pass which failed, and on the next play, punted to Gilbert who returned to midfield. Lambeau intercepted a pass in the center of the field. Hendrian made two yards; Basing added two, and Mathys made a short pass to Lambeau, who ran to Duluth's 30 yard line. Hendrian made two yards. Basing made two, and Lambeau made it first down. Hendrian made five yards at center, and then Lambeau passed 20 yards to Voss, who caught the ball behind the goal line. Buck kicked goal and the score was Packers 7, Duluth 0. Gilbert kicked off for Duluth, the ball sailing over the goal line.
Buck immediately punted, the ball being downed and put in play on Duluth's 30 yard line. On the first play, Earps recovered a Duluth fumble. Hendrian made one yard. On a lateral pass from Lambeau, Hendrian made 10 yards. Another pass failed, and Buck's attempted placekick was wide of the mark by inches. The ball was put in play on Duluth's 20 yard marker. Gilbert made five yards, and then punted to the Packers' 25 yard line. Buck attempted to forward pass and failing, punted to Duluth's 35 yard line. Gilbert made two yards. Gilbert kicked 40 yards to Mathys. Basing hit the line for four yards; Lambeau passed ten yards to Mathys, and then hit the line for nine yards more. Hendrian made it first down. Gilbert intercepted a Packer pass. On the next play, Gardner broke through downing Gilbert for a ten yard loss. Gilbert punted to Mathys who was downed on the Packes' 40 yard line. Basing fumbled but recovered. Buck was downed for a ten yard loss. Buck then kicked to Gilbert in midfield. A pass failed, and Voss intercepted the next Duluth pass. Basing made three yards. Hearden was substituted for Basing. Lambeau passed to Voss for a thirty yard gain. Another forward pass, Lambeau to Mathys, was good for 20 yards and a touchdown. Buck's kick was blocked, and the score was Packers 13; Duluth 0. Time was called shortly after the next kickoff.
Woodin kicked off, Duluth putting the ball in play on its 20 yard line. A forward pass was incomplete. A pass, Gilbert to B. Rooney, was good for ten yards. Another pass, Gilbert to C. Rooney, was good for ten yards. Voss intercepted the next pass on Duluth's 40 yard line. Lambeau failed to gain. A forward pass was incomplete. Buck punted to Gilbert, who was downed on Duluth's 20 yard line. C. Rooney passed to Gilbert for five yards. C. Rooney then crashed the line for four yards. Gilbert made it first down. Gilbert passed to B. Rooney for five yards. B. Rooney hit the line for a ten yard gain. A forward pass was incomplete. A pass, Gilbert to B. Rooney, gained only one yard. C. Rooney squeezed through for three yards. Woodin recovered a Duluth fumble, and it was the Packers' ball. Hendrian and Hearden failed to gain. Buck passed 15 yards to Mathys, who ran 35 yards. Hearden skirted Duluth's left wing for 6 yards. Lambeau added six on the opposite side. Hendrian made four yards, and Hearden was good for two. Duluth intercepted a forward pass on its 15 yard line. Gilbert immediately kicked to Mathys who was downed in midfield. Lambeau passed five yards to Mathys. Two passes were incomplete. Buck kicked to Duluth's ten yard line. Gilbert punted to midfield. Mathys receiving and taking the ball to Duluth's 45 yard line. Hearden made eight yards on Duluth's left end. A pass, Lambeau to Hendrian, was good for six yards.
Lambeau gained one yards on a wide end run. A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, was completed but advanced the ball only a foot. Gilbert intercepted a Packer pass. Gilbert passed to B. Rooney for a gain of 30 yards. Another pass failed, and then Voss picked a Duluth pass out of the air. Lambeau crashed Duluth's line for 13 yards. A forward pass failed. A second pass was incomplete, and Buck punted to Duluth's five yard line. Gilbert immediately returned the kick, the ball being downed on Duluth's 40 yard line. Hendrian took the ball out of bounds, and play was resumed in the center of the gridiron. Lambeau broke through for ten yards, but the play was recalled, and the Packers penalized for five yards. Hendrian failed to gain. A pass failed, and Buck punted over the goal line, the ball being put in play on Duluth's 20 yard line. Duluth attempted a pass, but it was incomplete. Gilbert ran for ten yards. A pass failed, and then C. Rooney advanced the ball six yards. Gilbert added six. Lambeau intercepted a pass. Harden failed to gain. Basing was substituted at left half for Hearden. Basing failed to gain. Lambeau passed ten yards to Hendrian. Basing failed to gain. Lambeau punted out of bounds on Duluth's three yard line. Duluth attempted two passes, both being incomplete. Strand, Duluth center, made a high pass on the next play, and Gilbert had to leap for it. He had a hard job preventing a safety, but finally managed to squeeze his way over the goal line near the northeast end of the field. Gilbert then punted to midfield, Lambeau returning the ball to the 30 yard line. Hendrian passed 20 yards to Voss. Basing and Hendrian each made one yard. A forward pass was incomplete, the ball being grounded behind the goal line. Duluth took possession of the ball on its own 20 yard line. Two forward passes failed, and then Gilbert punted to Hendrian who returned the ball to Duluth's 35 yard line. A pass, Lambeau to Hendrian, was good for five yards. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Mathys, who was downed on Duluth's five yard line. Basing caught a pass behind the goal line, but it was out of bounds. Another pass was grounded behind the goal line, and it was Duluth's ball on its own 20 yard line. Two forward passes failed, and Gilbert punted to Hendrian who was downed in midfield. Lambeau passed ten yards to Mathys as the game ended.
NEWS AND NOTES
NOVEMBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bellevue park will no more see the Packers this season as the Big Bay Blues wound up their home season Sunday by taking the Duluth Kelleys into camp. This year the Bays swept clean on their home lot, piling up seven victories in a row. This establishes a record. In 1921, Rock Island beat the Packers at home. In 1922, Racine did the trick while last fall the Chicago Bears and Racine flopped the Bays...Halsey Hall, the referee, paid Green Bay quite a compliment. "It was my first experience here," said Hall, who is a sport writer in St. Paul, "and I must admit that I think your town is the best football community of its size in the country. To save my life, I can't see how it is possible to support such a team. The Packers have put Green Bay on the sport map in big letters. I have never seen a club more at home in the air attack."...Dick O'Donnell came out of the battle in pretty good shape. And it sure was a battle. The Duluthians were making things mighty interesting for O'Donnell all the way and he had a couple on top of him every time he went down. The Packer end formerly played with Duluth and the Kellys evidently cut his friendship the minute he migrated to Green Bay..."Cancel your passage east," remarked some wit in the stands after the Packers had scored their second touchdown. And this remark drew a sour smile from Manager Dewey Scanlon who was acting as timekeeper. There was more truth than poetry in the outburst as Duluth had a two game trip with Philadelphia and Providence hanging fire on the result of Sunday's game. It is needless to add that now they will probably stay at home...Tillie Voss sure has won a home in Green Bay. The lanky end seems to look better at every start. He gave a great exhibition of football against Duluth. Voss is a superb receiver of the forward pass and he plucks 'em out of the air with but little effort. And what's more, he is as just as good intercepting enemy tosses as he is grabbing his own...Jimmy Crowley was among the missing. The Notre Dame star could not make the trip back home as Coach Rockne wanted all the team to attend the K.C. banquet in Madison on Saturday night. The fans wanted to get a peep at Crowley and the "Where is Jimmy?" question was popped quite often. Maybe next year, they will see a whole lot of the former East Sider who has climbed to a national fame in the collegiate football world...At Milwaukee next Sunday. There will be a thousand seats saved for Green Bay rooters. Let's go.
PACKERS ARE IN RUNNING FOR PRO FOOTBALL TITLE
NOVEMBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Despite the fact that the Green Bay Packers are sitting in