PACKERS GRID TEAM BATTLES INDEE ELEVEN
OCTOBER 4 (Davenport Democrat and Leader) - The
Rock Island Independents' management has arranged a
football dish for this afternoon's repast that should
please the most delicate fan's palate. Mr. Fan, if the
Green Bay Packers fail to please you, stop going to 
football game because you can't be pleased. These
boys from the great open spaces up North play the
brand of the grid sport that makes the experts sit up
and take notice. Take for instance their record for this
season alone. They trimmed the Iron Mountain team by
a 48 to 6 score. Next they delivered the death wallop to
Hammond, the team which defeated the Chicago
Cardinals last Sunday, to the tune of 14 to 0. The third
chapter of the season's history deals with the Chicago
Bears tilt. The Packers took them down the line to a 
neat trimming last Sunday. How is that for favorable
evidence?....HOLD TITULAR HONORS: Up in Green 
Bay, these lads of the gridiron are known as the Big
Bay Blues. They have been champions of Wisconsin
since 1918, and in 1921 they laid claim to titular honors
in the Northwest, which they have held ever since. In
1921 the Packers joined the pro league. During that
time, they have won 26 games, lost 10 and were tied 6
times. In 17 of these tilts, the Packers held their
opponents scoreless. Nothing to sneeze at, eh? 
Lambeau of Notre Dame and Lewellen of Nebraska, a
sweet pair of halfbacks for any team, are the scoring
aces on the Northern outfit. When these two boys are in
action, one never needs to ask, "What's wrong with this
picture?" O'Donnell of Minnesota and Gene Vegara of
Notre Dame fame take care of the wing positions. Cub
Buck and Abramson, the latter an All-Western guard,
play side by side on the line. They are neighbors to
everyone except their opponents. When the Indees take
the field today, they will be strengthened in the 
department that has been weak - the offense. Roddy 
Lamb, the Lombard player who has made a name
throughout the states, will be in the backfield. That is 
one more treat that the fans can chalk up for the tilt,
Much will be expected of the Galesburg player, for he is
the type of a pigskin artist who can take care of his advance reputation. Today's tilt will begin promptly at 2:30. It promises to be the pro game with the college atmosphere. The fans of this vicinity have been talking about this Packer team for a long time. The addition of Lamb makes the Rock Island standpoint more encouraging. Putting two and two together, Douglas Park should see a few spectators perches in its stands this afternoon.
GREEN BAY PACKERS TO PLAY IN ROCK ISLAND SUNDAY
OCTOBER 3 (Rock Island) - A game which may cut a big figure in the championship of the NFL will be played here Sunday afternoon at Douglas Park between the Green Bay Packers, champions of Wisconsin and the Rock Island Independents. The Green Bay team is considered a prominent contender for the pro title as a result of their 14 to 10 victory over the Chicago Bears last Sunday. Two weeks ago, the Bruins and Rock Island battled to a scoreless tie...PACKERS ARE FAVORED: Naturally odds favor the Wisconsin aggregation slightly but Coach Rube Ursella of the Islanders is expected to spill the dope. The Independents have put in a solid week of practice and their battle front has been strengthened greatly by the addition of several players. Lamb, one of the newcomers in the backfield, was a star for three years at Lombard college. He was placed on several All Western football selections. Sunday's game has kicked up a lot of interest hereabouts and the football fans are coming from miles around to see Green Bay's great eleven do their stuff on the gridiron. Stars like Lambeau, Buck, Lewllen, Vergara and Larson are not often seen molded together in one football machine.
LEFT EARLY TODAY
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sixteen gridiron gladiators boarded the Northwestern train at 6:50 this morning bound for Rock Island, Ill., where tomorrow they will strive to uphold the reputation of the Packers and to bring honor to the blue and gold colors of the Green Bay professional football club. Trunkloads of gear and equipment were shipped, and a hitherto unopened bag of tricks, carefully loaded during the past week was taken aboard with the men, who were leaving for their first encounter off their home ground this season. According to a last minute statement by the property boy, said bag of tricks padlocked, was being carried by Cub Buck, who was sandwiched between Whitey Woodin and Jug Earpe, and the key to the bag was reposing between Charlie Mathys and Curley Lambeau...FEAR TOUGH BATTLE: The prospect of a fearful battle faced the Packers in their first quest aboard. The Rock Island team this season tied the Chicago Bears, and the Dayton Triangles both scores being nothing to nothing. While the Packers defeated the Bears, it is expected that any organization able to tie the grizzlies would be dangerous upon all occasions. A number of the players listed in the Rock Island lineup are quite familiar in Green Bay. "As the twig is bent so the tree is inclined," says an old proverb, and if it is applicable to football teams. The Little Twig playing end for Rock Island is said to have a terrible hook. Another famous player who has been seen in action here is Slater at tackle, Rooney, who appeared here with Duluth, and then in the backfield any number of combinations of Armstrong, Novak, Lamb, Ursella, McCarthy, Gavin and Walsh...PLAYOGRAPH AT TURNER HALL: While few of the local fans were able to accompany the team it is expected that the attraction will bring out large numbers for the Playograph presentation of the game at Turner Hall. The kickoff is at 2:15 p.m.
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
feet off.
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
FIRST QUARTER
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.
SECOND QUARTER
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.
THIRD QUARTER
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.
FOURTH QUARTER
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.
Green Bay Packers (2-0) 14, Chicago Bears (0-1-1) 10
Sunday September 27th 1925 (at Green Bay)
GREEN BAY PACKER FOOTBALL SQUAD STARTS ROCK ISLAND INVASION SATURDAY MORNING
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The first invasion of foreign territory by the Packers for the 1925 season is carded for this weekend when the Big
Bay Blues will invade the stronghold of the Rock
Island Independents and attempt to add another
victory to their string, incidentally making secure
their position at the head of the NFL for another
week, at least. Thousands of loyal Packer
rooters, not only in this city but throughout this
section of Wisconsin, will follow the team in
spirit and Captain Lambeau is confident that his
aggregation will fulfill the fondest expectations of
their followers. The Packers will make the trip in
regular college style and as a result will be in the
best of shape for the game. The team will entrain
from this city Saturday morning over the C. & N.
W. Railway at 6:40 and will enjoy the comforts of
a special chair car. The train will arrive in Chicago
at 1:15 p.m. The journey from Chicago to Rock
Island will also be made in a special car. The
train leaves Chicago at 3:30 p.m., and arrives at
Rock Island at 8:15, in time to allow the players
to get a good night's rest. To get away from the
excitement usually in order around the hotels at
which such a famous organization as the
Packers make their headquarters, Captain
Lambeau and his team will steal a march on the
Rock Island fans and will stay at the Black Hawk
hotel in Davenport, just across the river from
Rock Island. The bus of this hotel will be used to
transport the Packers to and from the football
field. Returning the team will leave Rock Island
Sunday night in a special Pullman, which will be
opened at 10:00 p.m., the train leaving at 2:00
a.m. This will bring them into Green Bay at 3:20
Monday afternoon...LOTS OF PEP: Fans who
have watched the team in practice this week are
surprised at the spirit which seems to have 
imbued the Packers since the win over the
Bears. "Pep" is the keynote at the City Stadium
at all of the practice sessions and a continuance
of this spirit should carry the Packers a long way
in their quest for the national championship. All
of the cripples have rounded into splendid shape
and the Packer team which takes the field on
Sunday will be in the "pink" of condition. With
Captain Lambeau back in the fray the aerial
attack of the Packer should function as of old, in
fact, should function as it has never functioned
before and the Rock Island fans will probably witness the air game at its best...URSELLA IS COACH: Rube Ursella, coach of the Rock Island team, is anxious that his aggregation break into the win column of the pro league and thinks that the Packers would be a good team to start on. He has his team going through some strenuous practice sessions to put them on edge for the game. That Ursella knows "his oil", as the popular expression goes, is an undisputed fact and by Sunday he undoubtedly will have his aggregation keyed up to a winning pitch. It is rumored around the league that the veteran has several things up his sleeve which he will try on the Packers in the hopes that he will be able to catch the Big Bay Blues napping and slip over a win. Buck Gavin, who played with the Packers several seasons ago, is cavorting at fullback for the Independents and is having one of his best seasons on the pro gridiron. Rooney, former Duluth end, is working at the same position. Duke Slatre, giant Negro tackle, is playing a stellar game again this season. Other well known stars in the Independents lineup include Weiderquist, former All-American tackle when at W. & J. College; Novak, who for several years has been considered one of the best backfielders in pro football, and Johnny Armstrong, one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever donned the moleskins at Georgetown. Little Twig, former Carlisle Indian star, is also playing with Ursella's team. All in all it is about the best team which has ever represented Rock Island which is another way of saying that the Packers will have their hands full on Sunday when the whistle blows...ARRANGE SPECIAL SERVICE: Special permission has been given by the Rock Island management to the Green Bay Football corporation to install a special wire in Douglas Park by which a Playograph service will be provided to the fans in Green Bay. This is the first time in the history of pro football in Rock Island that this has ever happened. A large number of fans are expected to be at Turner Hall when the first news begins to trickle in over the wire. Many who have never attended one of the play by play games cannot realize the thrill which goes with them. Almost the same degree of excitement prevails over the audience at one of these contests as does over the patrons at the game and the management is quite certain that all of those who attend the Sunday afternoon performance will be amply repaid.
THEY MAY WAKE UP ABOUT TURKEY DAY
OCTOBER 1 (Pottsville Journal) - The big kick of National League football Sunday was Green Bay's 14-10 victory over the Chicago Bears. Green Bay is the team which plays here on Thanksgiving Day and which was considered easy, because fans knew nothing of its power.
BOBBY CAHN IS SELECTED TO REFEREE PACKERS ENCOUNTER AT ROCK ISLAND ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With a spirit of determination which bodes no good for the Rock Island Independents, the Packers went through their final practice this morning at the City Stadium, in preparation for their invasion of the Illinois city on Sunday. Every man on the club showed himself to be in pretty good shape. The Big Bay Blues hope to return to this city on Monday with another win tucked under their belts. Because of the importance of the contest, President Joe Carr of the league has appointed Bobby Cahn of Chicago to referee the contest. Rumor has been making the rounds of the circuit that Cahn would not officiate any pro games this fall but the little official has again decided to don his white regalia and do his stuff as of yore. This insures a good clean game. Working with Cahn will be Borhn, also of Chicago and Morris of Rock Island both of whom have reputations as capable officials. They handled the Bear-Rock Island game and Manager Halas of the Bears was very well satisfied with their work...EXPECTS BIG CROWD: Word from Secretary Bowlby of the Rock Island club is to the effect that seats for the contest are selling like hot cakes and he expects that when the whistle starts the hostilities that the largest crowd which ever witnessed a pro game in that city will be on hand. Many Green Bay fans will make the trip and at the request of the Green Bay Football corporation a special section of seats will be set aside for them. That Rock Island is determined to win this contest is evidenced by the newspaper reports coming from that city. Heretofore the Islanders have practiced but a couple of times a week but every day since last Sunday Coach Rube Ursella has had his gang out working before and in addition has had nightly chalk talks at which all phases of the coming game were taken up. All of the Packers' pet plays were explained and a defense for them mapped up. In addition, the offense which the Independents will uncover has also been discussed so that every cog in the Islanders' machine will be letter perfect in the part which he is to play...LEAVE SATURDAY MORNING: As previously announced, the Packer team will leave here Saturday morning over the C. & N.W. at 6:40 in a special chair car. This allows their arrival in Chicago at 1:15 from which place they will leave at 3:30, arriving at Rock Island at 8:15. This gives them a full night's sleep. Headquarters of the team will be at the Black Hawk hotel in Davenport, just across the river from Rock Island. Returning the team will leave Rock Island Monday morning at 2:00 a.m., which will allow them to reach this city Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. While Captain Lambeau has intimated that some slight changes might be made in the starting lineup he has not announced who will take the field. However it is a certainty that the combination which starts will be the strongest available one, with Curley back at his halfback post. This means that the passing game of the Packers will have much to do with the final outcome of the game. Previous to this year the air attack of the Packers has centered around Captain Lambeau on the throwing end with only a limited number of receivers. However this year plays have been perfected in which practically every member of the backfield has a chance at passing as well as receiving.
ROOM FOR MORE IN PACKERS' SPECIAL
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers are making the trip to Rock Island and return in a special car. There is room for about a dozen more in the
coach and if there are any fans planning to make the
trip by rail, who desire to ride with the Big Bay Blues,
they are asked to get in touch with the Sport Editor of
the Press-Gazette before 10 o'clock this evening.
BULLETIN
OCTOBER 2 (Galesburg, IL) - Roy (Roddy) Lamb turned
down three offers from pro football teams this season 
and accepted the fourth. He joins the Rock Island
Independents against the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Lamb was the outstanding footballer of the Little
Nineteen conference for four years with Lombard and 
each year was selected all-state quarterback.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Buffalo
team got bumped off in the first two starts of the pro
season. The Philadelphia Yellowjackets whipped 
Koppisch & Co. in Saturday's game, 27 to 7, while
Pottsville turned back the Bisons on Sunday, 28 to 0...
The Canton Bulldogs started off nicely by downing the
Rochester Jeffersons, 14 to 7. The Kodak City
aggregation is a much improved outfit this fall and they
will be troublesome to any of the clubs in Joe Carr's
wheel...Duluth bit the dust at the hands of Kansas City by the score of 3 to 0. This was the first game that Dewey Scanlon's club has lost on its home field in four years. Several times fumbles cost the Northerners chances to count...Doc Young and his Hammond gridders still have a jinx over the Chicago Cardinals. A fumble by Paddy Driscoll paved the way for Neal, Hammond tackle, to pick up the ball and run for a touchdown, winning the game, 10 to 6...Jimmy Conzelman's Detroit gridders got off on the right foot by spilling the dope and taking Columbus into camp in a fiercely fought game, 7 to 0. The Detroiters played flashy football and set a dizzy pace all through...Rock Island and Dayton battled to a scoreless tie. It was the Islanders' second no decision game this fall. Armstrong played stellar football for for the Independents while Graham and Abbott were in the limelight for the Triangles...The Chicago Bears' hopes for a national championship got a rude jolt at Green Bay when the Packers knocked them off, 14 to 10. A forward pass, Mathys to Lewellen, won the game for the Badgers early in the fourth period...The Providence club, headed by Stuhldreher of Notre Dame, will make their debut in pro league ball this weekend. Saturday, the Steam Rollers face the Yellowjackets and on Sunday they do their stuff in Pottsville...Milwaukee also makes its 1925 bow on Sunday playing Chris O'Brien's Cardinals in Chicago. McGurk, the Cream City manager, has rounded up a bunch of huskies and he is hopeful of making a good showing in the league race...The New York All Collegians are getting ready for their opening game which will be played in Providence a week from Sunday. The Broadwayites have been signing up many players who were stars during their college days...One of the feature encounters this Sunday is the game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit. Both aggregations are represented by "smart" football machines and it promises to be a battle which will furnish thrills galore...Rock Island has been working overtime this week getting in shape for the fray with the Green Bay Packers Sunday. Coach Ursella has perfected a defense by which he expects to halt the Badger champs' famed passing attack...Bird Carroll, one of the best ends of the professional gridiron, has donned the moleskins for the Canton Bulldogs again. The addition of Carroll gives Canton as husky a looking forward wall as there is in the pro league...Hinky Haines, who made football history at Yale, adn Duluth Hendrian, former Princeton star, have come to terms with the New York club. This is Haines' first trip in pro football while Hendrian has been with a half dozen teams...Carberry, a Notre Dame captain several years ago and last season with the Buffalo All Americans, will cavort on the gridiron this season for Cleveland. Rockne's old leader is a handy bird when it comes to snagging passes...Russ Stein is playing his usual brand of stellar football for Pottsville. This is Stein's first season with the Maroons but, already, he is one of the most popular players on the team, due to his brilliant performance...Griggs and Smythe, a pair of former Canton and Cleveland players, have put a lot of new life into the Rochester club. Griggs is coaching the team playing quarterback while Smythe is holding down the fullback position...Elmer McCormick is back again playing with the Bisons. The big lineman hadn't planned to chase the pigskin this season but the call of the Grid was too strong to resist and he reported to Buffalo last week...The Dayton Triangle are fortunate in having two classy fullbacks like Ken Huffine and Partlow always shines brightly when crashing the forward wall...Detroit's front line will be bolstered a lot when Ernie Vick steps into the center position. The former Wolverine is a wonderful footballer and he is sure to add a lot of punch to Jimmy Conzelman's football machine...Jack Mintun, who has seen a lot of snapping the ball for the Kansas City Blues, isn't a giant but he gets the most out of his poundage and has the knack of following the ball closely...The Sternaman brothers, Joe and Dutch, are again turning in a banner brand of ball for the Chicago Bears. Joe's educated toe has already started to function while Dutch is gaining more ground than he ever did before.
NEWS AND NOTES
CAL'S COMMENTS
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers outsmarted the Bears in making the winning touchdown. Buck asked for a towel from the sidelines and he rubbed off the ball and did a couple of other stunts that made the enemies think it was going to be
an attempt for a field goal. The Bruins second defense
was caught flat footed...The crowd gave Captain
Lambeau a cheer that he won't forget for a long time
when he went into the game. The Packer leader was not
in shape to play but he took the chance and got away
with bells on. The Bears jumped Lambeau twice but
were not able to touch his sore spot...When Abramson
went into the game, many of the spectators couldn't
understand the move but they discovered soon enough.
Abramson is one of the best kickers on the squad but
his educated toe has been kept under cover. His attempt
at a field goal just missed the target by inches...It would
have taken a half dozen teams to have stopped Moose
Gardner when he tore through to block Hanny's punt
which resulted in the Packers' first touchdown. During
the skirmish for the oval, Moose bowled over a couple of
Bruins who attempted to block his progress to flop on
the ball....Hundreds of outsides witnessed the game and
all the followers went back to their homes singing the
praises of the Packers. Coach Finley and his La Crosse
footballers, who hit the dust at Marinette on Saturday,
stopped her to see the stars of the gridiron perform...
Referee Halsey Hall, sport editor on the St. Paul Pioneer
Press, claimed it was the greatest game that he has
ever handled. Hall paid fine tribute to the Packers saying
that the Green Bay eleven was the "fightingest"
professional football machine he ever watched. He had
loud praise for Lewellen...It was sort of a disgruntled
bunch of Bruins that hit the tail for the Windy City
Sunday night. Manager George Halas when asked for an
opinion about the game remarked that it would be a
different story when the Packers battled the Bears again
in Cubs park, Chicago, on Sunday November 22...
Sunday's encounter wasn't good tonic for anybody with
a weak heart. It was one of those kind of games that
keeps everybody on the uneasy seat from first to last
whistle. The army of ans who were pulling for the
Packers sure did get their money's worth during the two
hours of excitement...Yesterday's victory gives the
Packers a good hold on the top berth in the pro league
standings. The Big Bay Blues journey to Rock Island on
Sunday, and, if they can knock off the Islanders, the
hopes for a national championship will be easy held.
ROCK ISLAND ALL EXCITED OVER GAME WITH
PACKERS
SEPTEMBER 29 (Rock Island) - "See the team that
beat the Bears!" That is the headline on the bills
distributed throughout the Tri-Cities by a corps of
assistants under the direction of Manager Bowlby of the
Rock Island Independent football team. The Green Bay
Packers are coming to Rock Island on Sunday and, if
the advance seat sale is any forecast of the attendance,
the turnout at Sunday's game will be the largest of the
season. The Packers have never defeated Rock Island
and Coach Ursella's team has started a week of heavy
drill so as to be in tip top shape for Sunday's gridiron
duel with the Badger state champions...BACK IN 1921:
Professional football relations between Rock Island and
Green Bay started back in 1921 when Midget Flanagan
was running the Independents. He took the team to
Green Bay, after playing in Detroit, and defeated the
Green Bayians by the score of 13 to 3. Records show
that this was one of the few times that the Packers
have ever been downed in their own backyard. In 1922,
the Packers came to Rock Island and suffered a 19 to
14 reversal in an exciting game which was greatly
enlivened by Green Bay's forward passing attack. Later
in the season, the Independents played a return
engagement in Green Bay, which resulted in a 0 to 0
score. The clubs did not meet in 1923 and 1924...MAN'S SIZED JOB: Any team that can beat the Chicago Bears is entitled to a whole lot of respect in the professional football world and the Islanders know they have a man's sized job on their hands Sunday if they hope to tuck away a victory. Many Wisconsinites living in this vicinity are placing orders for tickets and a section of the grandstand will be reserved for the Packer followers. Jug Earp, who is playing tackle for Green Bay, is an ex-Rock Islander, and all his friends will be on hand to see their old favorite perform. Buck Gavin, fullback on  the Rock Island team, wants to beat the Packers in the worst way. Gavin played with Green Bay in 1923 but they released him at the end of the season and he came back here to play. Gavin has promised his teammates a chicken supper - with trimmings - if they turn back the famous team from the Badger state. The probable Rock Island lineup for the Packer game will be: Little Twig and Romney, ends; Cotton, Slater and Burton, tackles; Thompson, Weiderquist and Anderson, guards; DeClerc and Kolls, center; Armstrong, quarterback; Novak, Ursella and McCarthy, halfbacks, and Gavin, fullback.
INTERESTING DOPE ABOUT BEAR GAME
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The office statistician, who is also a rabid football fan, to satisfy himself that the Packers' victory over the Chicago Bears at City Stadium Sunday was not a fluke, got busy Monday and analyzed the play by play story in the Press-Gazette. His analysis shows that the Bears gained 84 yards through the Green Bay line; 61 yards of this were made during the first half. The Packers gained 80 yards through the Bear line; 45 in the first half and 35 in the last two quarters. During the four quarters, the Bears were thrown for a total loss of 34 yards by the Green Bay players; the Packers lost only 7 yards during the whole game, their players being thrown three times, twice for one yard and once for five yards. The Bears were thrown for losses six different times as follows, once for one yards, three times for five yards, once for eight and then ten yards. The greatest gain made through the Packer line was Walquist's run of 15 yards. This, however, was offset by Myrt Basing, smashing Packer fullback, who came right back and tore 15 yards through the Bruins' line. Basing also had several seven and eight yard smashes to his credit.
PLAYOGRAPH BOARD WILL SHOW PACKER-ROCK ISLAND GAME
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Press-Gazette Playograph football board is being set up in Turner Hall and it will be used for the first time on Sunday when the Packers mix with the Rock Island Independents at Rock Island. The Press-Gazette is donating of the Playograph to the Green Bay Football corporation and the gate receipts from the "game by wire" will be turned into the treasury of the corporation. The price of admission will be fifty cents. The Playograph is an up-to-the-minute device for flashing a football game, and hundreds of these boards are being used by the universities throughout the country. The gridiron is in full view of the spectators and every play of the game is flashed on the board. Punts, passes, placekicks and penalties are shown on the board just as quick as they are pulled off on the gridiron. The spectators often wax enthusiastic and often they nearly raise the roof with their cheers or groans. A special Western Union wire will link Douglas Park, Rock Island, with Turner Hall on Sunday afternoon and the minute anything happens in the game between the Packers and Independents, the fans at Turner Hall will know all about it. The game at Rock Island starts at 2:15 and the doors at Turner Hall will be opened about 1:00 p.m.
DAYTON WILL PLAY PACKER HERE ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Dayton Triangle, who last Sunday played Rock Island to a scoreless tie in a National League contest, will meet the Green Bay Packers here Sunday November 15, it was announced by the management of the Green Bay Football corporation today. The contract which assures the appearance of the talented Ohio footballers on the Green Bay field this season was received yesterday. The November 15 vacancy on the Packer calendar was created when Racine withdrew from the league and negotiations to fill the date with a satisfactory opponent for the blue and gold champions have been underway since. The Packers were to have played in Racine on that date, and it is just possible that the fact that the date is filled with a home game will mean an additional exhibition on the local field this year...SEEKING ANOTHER GAME: Negotiations are underway to fill the open date on October 25, on which day the Racine team was to have appeared here. Several of the league headliners are considering shifts in their schedules that will permit them to meet the Packers and it is hoped that it will be possible to announce shortly that this date will also be filled on the Joannes Park lot. Green Bay fans have had few opportunities of viewing Ohio teams in action and it is felt that the exhibition of the Buckeye players to see mideastern football culture function under stress. The Packers are continuing their daily workouts in preparation for the game with Rock Island next Sunday. A double interest attaches to this contest as the dopesters will feel that since Rock Island gave the Dayton team an even break last week the outcome of
the Packer engagement in Rock Island will indicate something of the relative strength of the teams which are to appear here November 15...PLAYED COLUMBUS IN 1922: The farthest east for the Packers in matching their prowess against teams in the National League was the game in which Columbus met the local team on the Green Bay field three years ago. This encounter was fought out on a muddy field with rain falling steadily with the result that few persons witnessed the game. The Packers took the visitors into camp on that occasion, 3 to 0. Cub Buck booted the counter upon that occasion after much business of applying a perfectly good towel to his shoes. This experience generated a wholesome respect for the brand of football to be uncovered in the Ohio teams, and the scores made since the opening of the season lead to the belief that the Dayton team will offer plenty of resistance for the Packers. Rock Island a week ago played the Chicago Bears to a scoreless tie, and Sunday met the Dayton team with the same result. This would seem to indicate that in playing either Dayton or Rock Island, the Packers will be called upon to put forth something approaching the effort required when they trounced the Bears last Sunday.
BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 30 (New York) - Jim Thorpe, famous Indian athlete, has signed to play with the Giants, the team that will represent New York in the NFL, this season. Thorpe wired to Coach Bob Folwell that he is in fine physical condition and anxious to be back at the Polo Grounds. Thorpe will report to Folwell for practice Thursday.