GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Green Bay placed itself in bigger letters than ever before on the national football map Sunday afternoon at the City stadium when the fighting Packers scored a victory over the famous Chicago Bears by the score of 14 to 10 in a thrilling pro league encounter which was witnessed by the largest crowd that ever attended an exhibition of pigskin chasing in Green Bay. The official paid attendance was 5,389. It was probably the most sensational game ever played by the Packers. Thrills started slowly after the opening whistle when the Bears marched straight down the field for what seemed like a sure touchdown. The Bruins were cutting gaps in the Packer line and it seemed impossible to stop them.
SHOWED THEIR FIGHT
But the Packers are a fighting team and they showed that on Sunday. The Bears had the ball about a yard from the Bays' goal and it was first down. Here the Bays battled as they never battled before. The big forwards were fighting mad and they stopped the Bears right in their tracks. Four times did the burly Chicagoans crash their backs against the Packer line without a gain. The Packers got the ball on downs and kicked out of danger. That was thrill No. 1. Thrill No. 2 followed soon after. About four plays before the close of the first period, Lewellen got off one of his skyscrapers and the pigskin rolled out of bounds. The Bears did not do anything in the next three rushes. The teams changed goals at the start of the fourth quarters and Hanny got back under the uprights to kick
out of danger. The Packers charged fiercely. Moose
Gardner crashed through and blocked the punt. Three
or four players dove for the ball. A Bruin got a hold of the
pigskin but fumbled and it rolled back of the goal line
when Gardner jumped on it like a hot potato. One of the
Sternamans tried to take the ball away from Gardner
and Buck fixed him pretty hard with a head long dive.
THRILL NO. 3
Thrill No. 3 came in the third quarter early. The Bears
had the ball within the Packer territory and Little Joe
Sternaman completed one of his celebrated dropkicks.
And the fourth thrill came soon after. Deep in Packer
territory, Lewellen attempted to punt. Trafton spilled the
beans and blocked it. Murray grabbed the ball and a
touchdown resulted. The goal was kicked and the Bears
were leading 10 to 7. Then came thrill No. 5 which was
the climax of the gridiron duel. About the middle of the
third quarter, the Packers secured the ball following an
exchange of kicks in "centerfield". Captain Lambeau,
despite his injured back, went into the game and the
Packers found themselves again. One of Lewellen's
kicks was mussed up by a Bear and Buck covered it on
the visitors' 18-yard mark. Basing and Lewellen crashed
through for two good gains and the ball was about six
yards from the Bear goal line. The spectators were
shrieking: "Touchdown, Packers, touchdown," Time was
called for the quarter. The teams changed goals. It was
fourth down - goal to go. Here was the play that would
decide the game. The Packers huddled. And they went
to it. Charlie Mathys called the "touchdown play". It
hadn't failed this year and it didn't Sunday.
MATHYS TO LEWELLEN
The Packer forward line held steady. Mathys got the
ball nicely from Larson. Lewellen whirled his way
around several husky Bruins and crossed the goal line.
Charlie's pass was true and Lewellen grabbed the ball
out of the air for the winning touchdown. The roar of the
crowd could be heard a mile away. Buck kicked the
goal. If this wasn't a thrill, there never was one. For the
remainder of the game, the Bears tried everything in the
book - and out of it - but the Packers were not to be
denied. Several times it seemed as if the Bruins might
muss up the deck but they were held in check. With
about two minutes to go, the Packers were back on
their 20-yard line and Lewellen kicked out of danger. It
was some boot - the greatest of the game. The ball
when it stopped rolling was behind the goal line and the
visitors were ready to hoist the white flag. It would be
useless to pick any star for the Packers. Every man
played the game of his life. O'Donnell and Vergara, at
the ends, put up wonderful football. Buck and Earps, the
tackles, were in the fight every minute while Woodin,
Abramson, and Gardner gave the visitors plenty of
trouble at the guards. Ojay Larson made things hot for
the beefy Trafton at center. Mathys used good
generalship in calling plays and handled punts well.
Basing was a whole team in himself at fullback while
Lewellen, Harris and Lambeau continued their super-
performances on the gridiron. The game opened with
the Bears kicking to the Packers. Sternaman booted
the ball across the goal line and the Packers
scrimmaged on the 20-yard line. Two rushes netted
Green Bay scant yardage and Lewellen punted far down
the field. Here the Bears started a drive that stopped
inches from the Packers' goal line. Walquist and J.
Sternaman made it a first down. Knopp added a yard
and J. Sternaman got away for six yards. Walquist
squeezed through the line for 15 yards. After two rushes
J. Sternaman got away for 8 yards off tackle and it was
first down for the Bears with the goal line only several
PACKERS HOLD FOR DOWNS
Here the Packers made their game stand. The
Sternamans, Joe and Dutch, were stopped in their
tracks. Joe Sternaman failed again and then Knopp
was halted without a gain and it was the Packers' ball.
Lewellen kicked out of danger. At this stage of the
game, the Packers' defense stiffened. Three plays didn't
advance the ball very much for the Bears and Joe
Sternaman attempted a dropkick which went wide of
the posts. Mathys grabbed the pigskin and ran it back
to the 25-yard line. The Bays couldn't push ahead very
far and Lewellen booted 65 yards. The ball rolled out on
the Bears' 15-yard line. Three thrusts by the Bruins
were not successful and, as time was called for the
quarter, the oval was on the Bears' 15-yard line.
GARDNER BLOCKS PUNT
On the first play of the second quarter, Hanny, standing
on his goal line, attempted to punt. Gardner slashed
through, blocked the kick and fell on the ball for the
first touchdown that the Packers have ever scored on
the Bears. Buck increased the Packers' cup of joy by
sailing the ball between the uprights for the additional point. The Bears kicked off. Basing ran back Sternaman's kick to the 30-yard line. After two plays, Lewellen punted and Sternaman returned to the Bears 45. Mohardt lost five and then Basing intercepted a Bear pass on the Packers 40. Lewellen got a yard and then booted to within ten yards of the Bruins' goal. Hanny punted to Mathys, who returned to midfield. Several attacks advanced but little and Lewellen kicked to Sternaman. He ran the ball back to the Bears' thirty. Harris intercepted a Bear pass in midfield. The Packers cut loose with a savage attack which netted several first downs and put the Packers within scoring distance. Abramson went in for Gardner and, after two plays, attempted a field goal which just missed the uprights. The Bears scrimmaged on their twenty. Sternaman failed to complete a forward pass and time for the half was called. Hostilities in the third quarter opened with Woodin kicking off to Sternaman, who brought the ball back ten yards. The Bruins couldn't gain and Hanny punted over the Packers' goal line. The Bays scrimmaged on their twenty. Two rushes netted little and Lewellen punted to Sternaman who came back to the Packers' 35 yard line before he was dumped. The Bears got about 6 yards and then Joe Sternaman uncorked one of his copyrighted kicks and the Bears had three points.
BEARS TAKE LEAD
The Packers kicked off again. Ed Sternaman ran the ball back 25 yards. White punted and it was the Packers' ball on their own thirty. Two plays went into the discard. Lewellen stepped back to punt. The man mountain, Trafton, broke through and the ball hit him in the tummy, knocking him cold. Murray grabbed the ball and scampered for a touchdown. J. Sternaman kicked the goal and the Green Bay fans were as blue as the Packers' jersey. Once again Woodin kicked off. The Bears punted immediately to Mathys who was downed on the 35-yard line. After another exchange of kicks, the Packers secured the ball in midfield. Captain Lambeau, who had been on the sideline due to the injuries received in the Hammond game, went into the game, taking Jack Harris' place. Lewellen got a couple of yards. Then Lambeau passed to Lewellen for a 5 yard gain. Lewellen punted to the Bears' 18-yard line. The ball touched one of the Bruins and Buck pounced on it. Basing made eight yards over center. Lewellen shot through tackle for a first down on the Bears' six yard line.
LEWELLEN SERVES TOUCHDOWN
Basing got two yards. Lewellen got about three but was stopped dead on the next play as time was called for the quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Mathys passed the ball to Lewellen for a touchdown and the crowd went wild. Their enjoyment was further increased when Buck kicked the goal. J. Sternaman kicked off to Basing who came back to the 28 yard line. Following several plays, Lewellen kicked out of bounds on the Bears' 35. A pass, Mohardt to Sternaman, was good for twenty yards. White was forced to punt after three Bruin plays had been checked off. It was the Packers' ball on their own 20 yard line. Basing got five yards. Lewellen's pass was intercepted by Halas on the Packers' 35. The Bears attempted several passes but Lambeau grabbed one on the Packers' 15 yard line. Lewellen then got off his best punt of the game. It was good for about 70 yards and rolled behind the Bears' goal line. This spelled "good night" for the Bears. They tried a couple of "prayer" passes but it was hopeless. Hanny punted to the Packers' 35 and as the teams lined up to scrimmage the final whistle blew and the Packers had scored the most brilliant victory ever marked up on a Green Bay gridiron.
CHI BEARS - 0 0 10 0 - 10
GREEN BAY - 0 7 0 7 - 14
2nd - GB - Gardner, blocked punt recovery (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - CHI - Joey Sternaman, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
3rd - CHI - Don Murray, blocked punt recovery (Sternaman kick) BEARS 10-7
4th - GB - Lewellen, 4-yard pass from Mathys (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
PLAY BY PLAY
J. Sternaman kicked off, the ball crossing the goal line. Basing made a yard at right tackle. Harris crashed two yards at center. Lewellen punted 50 yards to Joe Sternaman, who returned the ball to midfield. Walquist made five yards at left end. J. Sternaman was good for six yards at right end. Ed. Sternaman failed at left end. Knopp bucked center for a yard. J. Sternaman ran right end for five yards. Walquist, on a delayed pass play, hit left guard for fifteen yards. Walquist was held without gain at center on the next play. E. Sternaman failed at center. J. Sternaman made eight yards off left tackle. Walquist was held at center. J. Sternaman failed at left guard. Knopp made four yards at right guard. E. Sternaman failed to gain at left end. Knopp failed at right tackle. It was the Packers' ball on the one-yard line. Lewellen punted to the 50-yard line, to J. Sternaman who returned the ball to the 40. Walquist lost five yards at left end. A pass was incomplete. A pass, Walquist to Ed. Sternaman, made four yards. J. Sternaman failed with a dropkick, and Mathys returned the ball to the 25-yard mark. Basing hit left tackle for two yards. Lewellen punted 65 yards, the ball rolling outside on the 15-yard line. Walquist hit center for two yards. E. Sternaman made a yard at right end. On an end back play, Hanny failed at right tackle.
Mohardt replaced E. Sternaman. Hanny's punt was blocked by Gardner, and in the mixup which ensued, Gardner recovered the ball, taking it across the goal line for a touchdown. Buck kicked goal. Score: Packers 7, Bears 0. J. Sternaman kicked to Basing, who returned the ball from the goal line to the 30-yard mark. Lewellen lost a yard at right tackle. A pass was incomplete. Lewellen punted to J. Sternaman, who returned to the Bears' 45-yard line. Mohardt lost five yards at left end. Basing intercepted a forward pass on the Packers' 40 yard line. Romney replaced Walquist. Lewellen ran the ball outside. Lewellen punted 45 yards. Romney made nine yards over right guard. Mohardt ran five yards around right end. Romney failed at right tackle. J. Sternaman was thrown for a ten-yard loss on the next play. Basing intercepted a pass on the Packers' 45-yard line. Lewellen made a yard at right end. Knopp was replaced by White at fullback for the Bears. Harris failed at right tackle. Lewellen punted 65 yards to the Bears' ten-yard line. After one unsuccessful line play, Hanny punted to the 40-yard line. Mathys returning to midfield. Mathys took the ball outside. Lewellen lost a yard at right end. Harris shot seven yards over right tackle. Lewellen punted to J. Sternaman who was downed on the 30-yad line. Harris intercepted a pass on the 50-yard line. Basing crashed over center for 15 yards. Basing followed with a plunge of seven yards more over center. Harris got a yard at right tackle. Basing failed in an attempt at left guard. Basing made four yards over right tackle. Abramson went in for Gardner. Basing shot five yards over left guard. Abramson failed an attempt to kick goal from placement by inches. J. Sternaman's attempted pass failed. First half closed with the score, Packers 7, Bears 0.
Gardner replaced Abramson. Woodin kicked to the 25-yard line. E. Sternaman lost five yards, downed while attempted to pass. Walquist made a yard at center. Hanny kicked over the goal line, the Packers taking the ball on their own 20-yard mark. Basing made a yard over center. Harris made another off left tackle. J. Sternaman returned Lewellen's punt 20 yards, placing the ball in play on the Packers' 35-yard line. Walquist made seven yards over right guard. J. Sternaman dropkicked a field goal from the 30-yard line. Woodin kicked off to Ed. Sternaman who returned from the ten-yard line to the Bears' 30-yard mark. On the first play, White punted to the Packers' 30-yard line. Lewellen made a yard at left tackle. Buck's pass failed to be completed. Trafton broke through on the next play, blocking Lewellen's punt. Murray recovered for the Bears and crossing the goal line, scoring a touchdown. J. Sternaman kicked the goal. Score: Bears 10, Packers 7. Woodin kicked off to Walquist who returned to the Bears' 35-yard line. White immediately punted. Mathys receiving and being downed on his own 35-yard line. A pass failed, Lewellen punted, the ball rolling outside on the Bears' 28-yard line. White punted, the ball going outside in midfield. Lambeau replaced Harris. Lewellen made three yards over left tackle. A pass failed. A pass, Lambeau to Lewellen, gained five yards. Lewellen punted to the Bears' 18-yard line. The ball was touched by one of the Bear players, and Buck picked it up, thus making it to the Packers' ball on the Bears' 18-[yard line. Basing made 8 yards over center. Lewellen shot seven yards over right tackle. With the ball on the six-yard line, Basing made two more. Lewellen crashed over right guard for two yards. Lewellen failed at the next try.
A pass, Mathys to Lewellen, was caught by the latter behind the goal line. Buck kicked the goal. Score: Packers 14, Bears 10. J. Sternaman kicked off to Basing, who returned to the 28-yard line. On an attempt to pass, Lambeau lost five yards. Basing made three yards over center. Lewellen fumbled, but recovered. Lewellen punted, the ball rolling outside on the Bears' 35-yard line. Mohardt replaced E. Sternaman. Walquist failed at right end. A pass, Mohardt to J. Sternaman, was good for twenty yards. Mohardt made two yards at left tackle. Mohardt made 8 more on a run around left end. Romney failed at right guard. White punted outside on the Packers' 20-yard line. Basing failed to gain. Basing rode five yards over center. Abramson went in for Gardner. Lewellen's pass was intercepted by Halas on the Packers' 35 yard line. J. Sternaman made a yard at left end. Romney lost eight yards. A pass was incomplete. Lambeau intercepted a pass on the Packers' 15-yard line. Lambeau made two yards. Lewellen punted 90 yards, the ball rolling over the goal line. A pass failed. Another pass was incomplete. Hanny punted to the Packers' 35-yard line, as the whistle blew.