GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - Coming back into their own with a vengeance, the Green Bay Packers smothered the Milwaukee Badgers by the score of 31 to 0 in a pro league football game Sunday afternoon at the City stadium. Incidentally, a new star bobbed upon Green Bay's football horizon. It was Marty Norton. Starting his first game as a backfielder for the Packers, the former Minneapolis Marines ace cut loose with a few capers that would put Red Grange to shame.
MAKES THREE TOUCHDOWNS
Norton gave as good an exhibition of open field running as has every been seen on a Green Bay gridiron. He
made three touchdowns besides piling up a mountain of yardage in his sensational rushes. Norton was as
slippery as an eel and he simply "wormed" his way around, through, over and under the husky Milwaukeeans.Although Norton was the "ace" of the game, every other member of the Packer squad covered himself with glory. Captain Lambeau turned in a
splendid exhibition. His passing was right to the top and
his educated toe is becoming more polished in each
counter. Aside from chasing a dropkick through the
uprights from the 35-yard line, Lambeau added the point
on each of the tries after touchdown.
ABRAMSON SHOWS CLASS
George Abramson and Walter Jean each played their
first full game for the Packers and did their job up brown.
Abramson showed that he has not lost any of his ability
that made him an All Conference guard while at
Minnesota last year. Wilkins finally got his chance to
display his gridiron wares when he replaced George
Vergara and the crowd put the stamp of approval on the
newcomer. Vergara wasn't feeling well and it was
deemed best to give him a well-earned rest. Buck
continued his brilliant play at tackle and Earpe did
everything that was asked of him and a little bit more.
Moose Gardner went in at tackle for Earpe and played
bangup football. Dick O'Donnell was a bulwark at end
while Ojay Larson turned in a finished job at center.
MATHYS DOES WELL
Mathys got away nicely at quarterback. He passed fine
and ran back a couple of punts in oldtime style. Basing
hit 'em hard at fullback until he got a bang in the head
and then Jack Harris took up the task and breezed
along in varsity style. Old Hank Gillo, he of goal kicking
fame, didn't get close enough to do any sharp shooting
for the uprights. The famous goal kicker was inserted in
the fray by Milwaukee at the start of the third quarter.
He celebrated his entrance by tearing off one 30 yard
run. It was on just the same kind of play that Gavin got
away with in the Rock Island game. Gillo looked pretty
good and Bryan, last year with the Bears, also played
in good. Shorty Barr was covered like a tent and his
famous forward passing was conspicuous by its
ONLY TWO FIRST DOWNS
Although the game was a bit onesided, it furnished
plenty of excitement for the spectators. There was a lot
of open football and long runs by the Packer backs were
frequent. Milwaukee did not have any offense to speak
of. The visitors made only two first downs during the
entire game and not once were they within the 30 yard
line. The game was cleanly played and the only
penalties inflicted were for offside. The Packers suffered
a number of setbacks for offside and several were
inflicted after the Bays had made lengthy gains.
PLENTY OF PEP
There was a lot of snap and pep to the Packers' attack.
A number of formations were tried out and they worked
nicely. The Bay forwards blocked well and they were
giving a lot of help to the man carrying the ball. The
cutting down of prospective tacklers paved the way
considerably for Norton to come clean on several of his
sensational runs. Shorty Barr didn't have any too
pleasant a time receiving kicks. With Lewellen on the
bench with his injured ankle, Buck returned to the
punter's role and his high kicks enabled the Packers to
get down under the ball. Nearly every time Barr made a
catch, there were a half dozen Bayites on top of him.
The crowd was way below expectations. The total paid
attendance was less than 2,300. Although the victory
was sweet enough, it was rather costly to the
management because the expenses of the game ran
about $1,000 over the cash receipts.
MILWAUKEE KICKS OFF
Hostilities opened by Milwaukee kicking off to the
Packers. Earpe took the ball and was downed on the
40 1/2 yard line. After two rushes the Packers lost a
"V" for offside. Buck kicked far down the field.
Milwaukee began action on its 17-yard mark. The
Brewers couldn't gain. Blood's punt was partly blocked
and Norton covered for the Bays on Milwaukee's 35
yard line. On the second lineup, Vergara grabbed in a
long pass and was dumped on Milwaukee's 10 yard
line. A touchdown loomed but the invaders braced and
held for downs, inches from the goal line. Blood punted
out to Milwaukee's thirty. And the Packers got going
again. After three rushes which netted little gain,
Lambeau stepped back to the 35-yard line and booted a
BUCK RUNS BACK KICK
Then came one of the laughs of the game. Barr, kicking off for Milwaukee, booted to Buck. Cub tucked the ball under his arm and started goalward. He ran to midfield before being dumped and then fumbled the ball which was covered by the noisy Mr. Nadolny to his glee. There wasn't much doing for the remainder of the quarter. Then time was called, the Packers had the ball on Milwaukee's 28 yard line. On the second play of Period No. 2, Lambeau passed to Norton and the midget back sidestepped his way for a touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. Milwaukee kicked off again. Norton ran the ball back to the 25-yard line. After several cracks, the Bays lost 5 yards for offside and Buck punted to Milwaukee's 45. The visitors tried two plays and then kicked. It was covered close to the Packer goal.
NORTON SCORES AGAIN
Buck punted out to the Packers' 40. Milwaukee gained little yardage and Barr kicked. Mathys came back fast and reached the 45 yard line before he was dropped. After several plays, a pass, Lambeau to Norton, put the pigskin on Milwaukee's 30. Another pass, Lambeau to Mathys, netted a chalk mark. Then Mathys tossed one to Harris, who was downed 5 yards from the Milwaukee goal line. Three plays brought the ball closer to a score and, finally, Norton on a cut back, slid over for a touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. Milwaukee kicked off once more. After several exchanges, time was called with the ball in the visitors' possession on their own 40 yard line. Starting the third quarter, Abramson kicked off for the Packers. On the first scrimmage, Gillo pierced the Bays' forward wall for 32 yards. He carried the pigskin to the Packers' 38 yard line. A forward pass, Barr to Blood, advanced five yards. Here the Milwaukee drive stopped. Buck intercepted Barr's pass and dashed about ten yards before he was stopped. A pass to Mathys gained a chalk mark. The visitors held for three downs and Buck booted to Barr. Shorty didn't like the Blue army around him and signaled for a free catch. Barr fumbled but recovered. Mathys grabbed off a Milwaukee pass on the Bays' 40. Shortly after Buck kicked over the Milwaukee goal line and the visitors scrimmaged on their twenty.
MATHYS TO NORTON
Bryan got eight yards but the next two plays fizzled and Gillo kicked out of bounds on the Packers' 40 yard mark. Buck kicked to Barr who was dumped by Wilkins on Milwaukee's 8-yard line. Lambeau returned Gillo's punt to Milwaukee's 40 yard chalker. Norton got 22 yards outside of tackle and shortly after he took a pass from Mathys for his third touchdown of the game. Lambeau kicked the goal. Time was called for the third quarter. Gillo kicked off to Harris who ran it back to the Bays' 35-yard line. Lambeau got away for five and Harris added two. Lambeau sailed a pass to Wilkins who made a dandy catch being dumped close to Milwaukee's goal but the Packers were offside and the ball was brought back. Buck passed to Lambeau for a good gain and Norton got another first down.
HARRIS CRASHES OVER
A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, netted good yardage. Lambeau slashed through center for a chalkmark. Lambeau came through with another first down and it was goal to go. After two plays, Harris crashed over for a score and Lambeau added the extra point. Gillo kicked off again. The Bays opened fast. Lambeau hurled a long pass to O'Donnell who made a pretty catch but fumbled when tackled. Barr picked it up and ran to Milwaukee's 25. Gillo punted and Buck immediately returned the favor. Abramson intercepted a pass on Milwaukee's thirty and after the next play time was called.
MILWAUKEE - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 3 14 7 7 - 31
1st - GB - Lambeau, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Norton, 28-yard pass from Lambeau (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Norton run (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
3rd - GB - Norton, 20-yard pass from Lambeau (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
4th - GB - Harris run (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 31-0
PLAY BY PLAY
Blood, Milwaukee halfback, kicked off to Earpe on the 30-yard line who returned the ball to the 40 yard line. Basing was sent over center for a 3 yard game. Lambeau, on a left end run, added 4 yards more but Green Bay was penalized for offside and the ball was taken back to the 37 yard line. Lambeau lost one yard trying to penetrate left tackle. Buck, standing on his own 27 yard line, punted to Barr who was downed on Milwaukee's 17 yard line. Bryan gained a yard at left end on a fake punt. Pass from Barr to Blood was incomplete. Blood's punt was partially blocked but was recovered by Norton on Milwaukee's 35 yard line. Basing crashed over center for 3 yards. Norton gained one yard over right tackle. A pass, Lambeau to Vergara, placed the ball on Milwaukee's ten yard line. Norton smashed over right guard for 2 yards more. Basing took the ball to Milwaukee's 4 yard line. Basing failed to gain at right tackle. On the fourth down, Basing was sent through the left side of the line but was stopped after making one yard. The ball was placed on Milwaukee's 2-yard line and the Badgers took up the attack. Blood punted to the 30 yard line where Norton was downed in his tracks. Norton made 3 yards off right tackle. Lambeau's forward pass was knocked down. Basing, on a center smash, gained 2 yards. Curly stamped the earth on the 35 yard line and his dropkick sailed squarely between the bars for the first 3 points of the game. Score: Packers 3, Milwaukee 0. Shorty Barr kicked to Buck on the 30 yard line who returned the oval to the 50 yard line but fumbled when he was thrown to the ground. Nadolney recovered the ball. Barr, on a center play, failed. Bryan gained one yard around left end. Barr's pass was incomplete. Mathys received Blood's punt on the 8 yard line and returned to the 12. Time was taken out at this juncture for Milwaukee. Norton, attempting to skirt right end, was stopped at the line of scrimmage. Buck punted to Barr on the 37 yard line who returned the ball to the 40 yard line. Blood was stopped at left tackle and Bryan, on a similar play, failed to gain. Larson, Green Bay center, intercepted Barr's forward pass on the on the 40 yard line and was thrown as he caught the ball. Lambeau smashed through left tackle for a 5 yard gain. Basing went through left guard for seven yard more and first down. Time out for Milwaukee. Lambeau was stopped at center. The timekeepers called the quarter and the teams exchanged goals. Score - Green Bay 3, Badgers 0.
Basing was thrown at the line. Lambeau passed to Norton who received the ball on the 30 yard line and raced for a touchdown. Lambeau added the next point by a dropkick and the score stood at 10-0, Packers' favor. Barr chose to kick and Norton received the ball on the 10 yard line, returning to the 22 line. Lambeau toiled over center for one yard. Green Bay lost 5 yards for offside. Green Bay's ball on their own 17 yard line. Basing ran offside on the 17 yard mark. Buck's punt sailed from the 12 yard line to the Milwaukee 45 mark but no one covered the ball and it remained inactive. Blood, the first play, smashed over right tackle for a 4 yard gain. Bryan made one yard at right guard. Barr's pass was knocked down. Barr punted from the middle of the field to the one yard line and the ball was covered by a Milwaukee end to prevent it from being run out. Buck's punt sailed to the 40 yard line and Barr snatched the ball and stepped offside. Blood was held at right guard. Barr lost 5 yards when he tried to get around O'Donnell at right end. Mason gained one yard over the center of the line. Barr punted from his own 45 yard line to Mathys on the Packers' ten yard line, but Charley returned the ball to the Packers' 45 mark. Basing took the ball outside on a four yard gain. The ball was on the 49 yard line and was taken out into the field for play. Basing hit left tackle for one yard and Captain Lambeau brought in Wilkins for Vergara. Time out for Green Bay. A pass, Lambeau to Norton, placed the ball on Milwaukee's 30 yard line. Norton added 5 more at right tackle by a penalty for offside placed the ball again on the 30 yard mark. Lambeau passed to Mathys and the Bay netted 11 yards, placing the pigskin on the 19 yard line. Lambeau gained one yard at left tackle. Basing went over right guard for one yard. Basing was hurt about the head and Harris was substituted. Mathys passed to Harris who was downed on the Milwaukee 5 yard line. Lambeau gained one yard at guard. Harris got one more through center. Norton, on a plunge through right guard, added six more points to the score and Lambeau's drop made the count Packers 17, Milwaukee 0. Barr kicked off to Harris on the 10 yard line and the Wisconsin ex-captain returned the ball 30 yards. Norton
Abramson kicked off to Traynor on the 30 yard line and Gillo, on the next play, smashed through the Green Bay line for 32 yards. The ball was on Green Bay's 38 yard line. Barr's forward pass to Blood made 5 yards. Buck intercepted Barr's pass and returned the ball to Green Bay's 38 yard line. Norton went around right end for 7 yards. On the next play Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Lambeau hurled a pass to Mathys and the ball was placed on Milwaukee's 43 yard line. Mathys carried the ball out of bounds. Lambeau's forward pass was incomplete. Curly lost 5 yards on an attempt to pass. He was thrown on the 48 yard line. Buck punted to Milwaukee's 20 yard line and Barr signaled a fair catch. He dropped the ball but recovered it on the 20 yard line. Barr failed at center. Mathys intercepted Barr's pass on the Green Bay 40 yard line. Charley returned the ball to midfield. Lambeau gained one yard at left tackle. Lambeau's pass to O'Donnell failed. Another incomplete pass was thrown by Lambeau. Buck punted from his 40 yard line over the goal. The ball was taken out to the 20 yard line. Barr passed but it was incomplete. Bryan made 8 yards on a pass from Barr. Gillo made one yard at center. Gillo punted to Green Bay's 43 yard line but the ball went out of bounds. Norton was held at left tackle. Lambeau got 5 yards at left end. Harris failed at right end. Buck's punt to Barr on Milwaukee's 8 yard line was not returned an inch. Gillo got one yard at center. Barr ran out of bounds on the 8 yard mark. Gillo punted from behind the goal line, to Lambeau on Milwaukee's 45 yard line. The Packer captain returned the ball to Milwaukee's 42 yard line. Norton got 22 yards through right tackle. Lambeau made two yards at left tackle. Norton was thrown for a 2 yard loss. Milwaukee called timeout. A forward pass, Mathys to Norton, settled nicely and the runner flashed over the goal for his third touchdown of the game. Lambeau dropkicked the goal. Score - Packers 24, Milwaukee 0.
Gillo kicked to Harris on the 20 yard line and Harris returned fifteen yards to the 35 yard mark. Lambeau placed the ball on the 40 yard line through right tackle. Harris smashed through center for two yards. Lambeau's pass sailed for thirty yards and was caught by Wilkens but the runner stepped off the gridiron on the 8 yard line. The referee called the ball back to the line of scrimmage again and penalized Green Bay five yards for offside. The ball was on the 29 yard line. Buck passed to Lambeau who carried the ball to the midfield chalkmark. Norton smashed through right tackle and gained ten yards. Harris gained one yard at right tackle. Norton got 2 yards at right end. Lambeau's forward pass to Mathys brought the ball to the 38 yard line after the runner had stepped out of bounds. Lambeau got 12 yards on a fast play through center. Harris went over left guard for a yard. Lambeau got ten yards and a first down over tackle. Harris took the ball to the one yard line. The next play failed. On a smashing play through center with half the Milwaukee team clinging to him, Harris struggled over the line for the final score of the game. Lambeau's dropkick sailed nicely through the uprights. Score, Packers 31, Badgers 0. Gillo kicked off and Harris returned the ball from the 3 yard line to the 35 yard line. Norton smashed out one yard at guard. Norton, receiving a pass from Curly, ran the ball to Milwaukee's 35 yard line. Lambeau passed 45 yards to O'Donnell who grabbed the ball out of the hands of three Milwaukee men. When he was thrown he fumbled and Barr returned the ball to Milwaukee's 25 yard line. Barr stepped out of bounds. Barr's pass to Roessler netted five yards. Gillo gained a yard through center. Barr punted to Mathys who returned the ball to the 35 yard line. Buck punted to Barr who carried the oval out of bounds on Milwaukee's 30 yard line. Abramson intercepted a pass and the ball was placed again on the 30 yard line. Lambeau lost 10 yards when trying to find an uncovered man to pass to and another pass failed as the whistle stopped the struggle.