Green Bay Packers (4-1) 20, Rock Island Independents (2-1-2) 0
Sunday October 18th 1925 (at Green Bay)
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The U.S. Marine football team and Haskell Indians have been
telling the world that when it come to traveling, they spend more money for football jaunts that any other club in the country. However, Manager Lyons of the Rochester Jeffs, the team that meets the Packers here on Sunday in a pro league game, rises to remark that without his mileage during the fall several of the railroads in the country would be forced to pass up their regular dividends. One of the necessary bits of equipment for the Rochester players is a staunch traveling bag. Any player who is liable to car sickness can't stand the gaff with the Big Red Team from the
Kodak City...PASSAGE OF WALKER BILL: Not so long
ago, the natives of Rochester enjoyed their football 
games on Sunday. About two years ago, the Walker
bill passed the New York legislature. This measure
legalized baseball between the hours of 2 and 6 on the
Sabbath day but prevented other kinds of sports at
which admission was charged. When the measure was
passed, it was not taken very seriously. It was figured 
that it was another blue law on the books which would
be tucked away in a legal loophole and let to slumber
silently. But things turned out differently in Rochester.
Several churches are located in the neighborhood of the
ballpark where the Jeffs played all the games and the
rooting of spectators did not set very well away on the
pastors and their congregations during the afternoon
services...STOP GAMES AT HOME: As a result, the 
dust was shaken off the Walker bill and it was brought
into action by the church element. John Law had his
say and the pro football games were stopped as the 
pros were not chasing the pigskin entirely for the sport
alone. Consequently, Rochester started traveling and
the Jeffs have been on the road every Sunday for about
two years. Manager Lyons has taken his club into
nearly every city where the postgraduate sport is played
and there is always a return engagement, awaiting him
if he wants to go back again...OPENED IN TORONTO:
This year, Rochester opened its season by playing the
Toronto, Ont., team on September 20 to a tie game.
This is the club that recently went on the rocks because
the owners couldn't make ends meet, due to the
princely salaries that they were paying their players.
September 27, the Jeffs journeyed over to Canton, and
were defeated by the score of 14 to 7. October 4,
Rochester was invaded and the Jeffs held the Bisons to
a tie game. Then the Jeffs hopped off on a two-game
trip, beating Albany, N.Y., 17 to 3 on October 19 and
nosing out Atlantic City, 3 to 0, the following day. Last
Sunday, Rochester invaded Waterbury, Conn., and
battled to a tie game with Harry Stuhldreher's Blues.
Following this game, the team returned to the Kodak
City and Friday morning, they are on their way to Green
Bay...JUMP EAST AGAIN: After the game at Green
Bay, Rochester goes directly to New Haven, where they
meet the All Stars on October 31 and then journey to
Providence where they play the Steam Rollers in a pro
league fray on Sunday, November 1. November 11,
Armistice Day, Rochester gives battle to New York at
the Polo Grounds. November 15, the Jeffs play in 
Pottsville, Pa., and November 22 sees the Big Red 
team doing its stuff in Detroit. On Thanksgiving Day,
November 26, Rochester is going to give the folks at
home a treat and play their old rivals, the Buffalo Bisons.
OCTOBER 22 (New York) - Professional football is at the bar of the public opinion, claiming the right to national prominence. The burden of proof is on professional football. College elevens have fought one another on the gridiron for more than half a century in the United States until today the fall sport has become a great financial prospect, so far-reaching that various facilities have demanded curtailment in order that the game shall not burst from campus control. The financial end is something with which the college football warriors has nothing to do. Professional baseball has gained a firm footing, but the game was not taken from the colleges. Instead the colleges adopted it from professionals. Professional football has thrived in several cities for some years, but not until this fall did it invade New York. The public wants to be entertained and if the professional gridiron sport is desirable it soon will prove itself. Tuesday professional teams in 19 large cities are under control of the NFL, now in its fifth year. The cities include New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Kansas City. The public appears willing to be shown with more than 20,000 attending last Sunday's game in New York despite the fact that the Army and Notre Dame has played to a capacity throng the previous day.
(ROCK ISLAND) - Revenge is sweet and the Packers got it aplenty Sunday afternoon at the City stadium when they crashed their way to a brilliant 20 to 0 triumph over the Rock Island Independents, who up until yesterday's encounter were one of the undefeated teams in the NFL. This win more than evened up for the 3 to 0 upset that the Big Bay Blues received at the hands
of Rube Ursella & Co. on the Islanders' home lot two
weeks ago. It was a clean cut success for the Bays.
Only in the last few minutes of play did Rock Island get
inside of the Packers' 35 yard line and not once during
the entire game were they in a position to attempt a
goal from the field. Incidentally, it was Rock Island's 
first defeat of the 1925 season and the worst licking of
the Independents had ever suffered in their long career
on the professional gridiron.
About an hour before the game started, a storm blew up
from the south and rain began falling. However, the
greater majority of the fans refused to let the damp spell
stop them from seeing the Packers in their revenge
battle. Possibly the wet blanket held some of the
spectators at home but there were about 5,000 in the
park and ninety-five percent of them stuck to the finish.
During the first half, it seemed as if the Packers were
not going to get their revenge. The Islanders looked 
pretty good and they smeared the Bays just as hard as
Lambeau's team returned the favor. What's more,
Ursella was having a bit more success than Buck in
riding the wet ball and the visitors were gaining on the
​on the exchanges of kicks. There were only two first
downs, one by each team, made in the first half.
The third quarter started out tamely but Buck began
getting off some corking good punts and it wasn't long
before the Packers were going nicely in a way that
meant a touchdown. The fireworks broke when
O'Donnell grabbed a pass from Lambeau and was
downed on the Islanders 16 yard line. The crowd began
yelping for a touchdown. Two rushes netted little but 
then the touchdown play was called into use. Mathys
tossed the ball to Norton and the Packers counted. 
Buck added the extra point. Early in the final period,
Rock Island, driven to desperation, stated forward
passing deep in their own territory. Larson grabbed one
of these and hotfooted it to the visitors' 20-yard line
before he was dropped. Here the Packers showed a
punch and the Islanders were beaten back to their goal
line where Basing smashed through for a score.
After the next kickoff, the Islanders tried to open up 
once more. This time Basing intercepted. Once again
the Packers steamroller swept into action and it wasn't
long before Basing crashed over center for a score.
Buck kicked the goal. Every man on the Packer team 
played bangup football. The backs, Mathys, Lambeau,
Norton, Harris and Basing, were in the game every
minute. O'Donnell and Vergara at the ends were down
the field mighty fast. Buck and Earpe turned in a great
job at the tackles. Gardner and Woodin, after their
week's vacation, showed class galore at the guards
while Ojay Larson turned in his best game of the
season at center. Gavin and Slater were the luminaries
for Rock Island.
The Packers opened the game by kicking to Rock 
Island. Gavin returned Woodin's boot to the 35 yard line.
Gavin failed to gain and Lamb was dumped for a loss.
Ursella punted to the Packers' 35 yard line where
Mathys signaled for a free catch. The Packers gained
little in two downs and Buck booted to Rock Island's
forty. Gavin couldn't gain. Lamb got five in two attacks.
Ursella kicked to the Packers' twenty. Basing returned
ten yards. Norton got some yardage while Basing lost
three. Buck booted to Gavin, who ran out of bounds on
the visitors' forty. Lamb fumbled, then he gained a yard.
Ursella booted to Basing, who came back to the
Packers' 28. Lambeau got two yards. A forward pass
failed and Buck kicked to Lamb who was dumped on
Rock Island's 41. The invaders made a first down on a
crisscross and Armstrong's line buck. Lamb was
stopped dead and a forward netted only a yard. 
Armstrong lost three. Ursella punted to Mathys who
brought the ball back to the Packers' 32. Basing got a
couple, Lambeau added one but the Packers lost eight
on an attempted forward. Buck punted to Armstrong.
He was dumped on the Islanders' 38. Armstrong
couldn't gain but Gavin made three as time was called
for the quarter. The ball was in Rock Island's
possession on its own 38 yard line.
Armstrong was stopped dead and Ursella punted to
Mathys who ran out of bounds on the Packers' 22.
Lambeau lost a couple and Buck kicked to Lamb. He was stopped on the Islanders' 41. A crossbuck fozzled. Lamb got four yards in two rushes. Gavin made three. Ursella punted out of bounds on the Packers' 15. Lambeau got 6 yards. The next play failed to gain. Buck booted to Rock Island's 35. Gavin got a yard. Ursella was stopped. Lamb couldn't gain and Ursella booted to Basing on the Packers' 25. The Bays were held tight for two downs and Buck punted out of bounds at midfield. Lamb made a yard. Then he added another. Two other plays netted little yardage. Ursella kicked across the Packer goal line and the Bays scrimmaged on their twenty. The Packers failed
in two passes. Then Lambeau grabbed one for an eight
yard gain. Buck punted out of bounds on Rock Island's
45. Gavin got three. The visitors lost five for holding.
Lamb gained ground on a forward pass. Two passes
flunked. Ursella kicked to Mathys who was stopped on
the Packers' 15. A pass to Norton gained 7 yards.
Norton added another. Buck's pass was incomplete.
Basing was stopped dead as halftime was called.
The third quarter started with Woodin kicking off to
Ursella. He was downed on the Islanders' 33. Gavin got
five in two rushes and Lamb added three. Ursella
booted to Basing who returned to the Packers' 33.
Basing and Norton made three. Buck booted to Lamb
and he was dumped on his own 35. Gavin fumbled but
Lamb recovered. The crisscross failed, Novak losing
five. Ursella kicked and Mathys returned to midfield.
Norton got four in two rushes. A pass by Lambeau
failed. Buck punted behind the Rock Island goal. The
visitors scrimmaged on their twenty. The Islanders were
held tight on two downs. Ursella booted to Mathys. He
was stopped on the Packers' 45. Norton got two yards
and Lambeau tore through center for 7. Basing made it
a first down. After two rushes failed, Lambeau passed
to O'Donnell who was flopped on the visitors' sixteen.
Two thrusts at the line netted little. Then the touchdown
play was called. Mathys passed to Norton who scored.
Buck kicked the goal. Woodin kicked off to Novak who
passed the ball to Lamb. This trick didn't work and the
former Lombard flash was thrown hard on his twenty.
Gavin got five yards in two rushes. Novak lost a yard.
Ursella punted to Mathys who was downed on the 
Packers' 45. Lambeau gained a yard. Time for the quarter was called with the ball in the Packers' possession on their own 46.
Apass to O'Donnell was completed but Dick grabbed it out of bounds and the ball went back. Buck kicked to Lamb at Rock Island's 25. Larson intercepted a pass and ran the ball to Rock Islands' 25. Larson intercepted a pass and ran the ball to Rock Island's twenty. Mathys got four yards. Norton added six for a first down. Norton gained five yards. Basing made two yards. Norton added three and then Basing hit center for a touchdown. Buck missed the goal. Woodin kicked off to Lamb who was dropped on the Islanders' twenty. Gavin got a good gain. Basing intercepted a pass and it was the Packers' ball on Rock Island's fifteen. Norton got six yards. Basing added two. Norton gained a yard and then Basing crashed over. Buck kicked the goal.
Woodin kicked to Lamb. He was halted on the Islanders' 35. Two forward passes were incomplete. The Packers lost five for offside. Then the Bays were set back another "V" for the same violation. Lamb grabbed a pass from Armstrong and put the ball on the Packers' 48 yard line. Two rushes by Gavin made a first down. Another pass from Lamb to Ursella netted a ten yard gain. Here the Islanders' rush stopped as Earpe intercepted a pass and after Harris had got a yard at center the final whistle blew.
ROCK ISLAND -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  7 13 - 20
3rd - GB - Norton, 10-yard pass from Lambeau (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - GB - Basing, 1-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-0
4th - GB - Basing, 1-yard run (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 20-0

Woodin kicked off for Green Bay to Buck Gavin, who returned the ball to Rock Island's 35-yard line. Gavin hit center for a yard, but Lamb was thrown for a five-yard loss on an attempted left end run, Vergara spilling him. Ursella punted to the Packers' 25-yard line, where Mathys signaled for a free catch. Basing and Lambeau hit the right side of the line for a total of two yards, and then Buck punted from his own 30-yard line to Rock Island's 38, where the ball remained inactive. Gavin banged against a stonewall at center. Lamb gained a couple of yards at left tackle, and then the same player banged through center for one more yard. Ursella punted to the Packers' 20-yard line, and Basing, taking the ball, brought it back eight yards to the Packers' 28. Norton gained a yard through right tackle. Basing lost two yards trying to penetrate left tackle. Buck punted to Rock Island's 40 yard line, where Gavin ran the ball offside. Lamb's fumble was covered by Woodin, but Rock Island was given the ball on the play. Lamb gained a yard around left end. Ursella punted to Green Bay's 26-yard line, and again Basing ran the ball back to the 28-yard line. Lambeau gained two yards at right tackle. A forward pass by Curly was incomplete. Buck, standing on his own 20-yard line, punted to Lamb on Rock Island's 35-yard line, and the latter brought the ball back to the Islanders' 41. Lamb crisscrossed to Armstrong, who then took the ball around left end for a nine-yard gain. Armstrong piled through center for first down. Woodin stopped Lamb at right tackle. Lamb received a forward pass from Armstrong, but only three yards were gained on the play. Armstrong lost 3 yards trying to pass around left end. Ursella punted to Mathys on Green Bay's 10-yard line, and Charley brought it back to his 32-yard line. Basing banged through center for a couple of yards. Lambeau added another around left end. Curley lost 8 yards on an attempted forward pass. Buck punted to Armstrong, who was stopped on Rock Island's 35-yard line. Armstrong failed to gain at center. Gavin slammed through the same hole for 3 yards. Score: Green Bay 0; Rock Island 0.
Armstrong failed to gain at center. Ursella punted to Mathys on Green Bay's 22-yard line, who stepped offside. Lambeau lost two yards at left tackle. Buck punted offside on Rock Island's 41-yard line. A crossbuck from Armstrong to Lamb didn't work so well, and two yards were lost on the play. Lamb crashed into right guard for 2 yards. Lamb banged into right guard for two more yards. Gavin dove over center for 3 yards. Ursella punted offside on Green Bay's 15-yard line. Lambeau slammed through left tackle for a six-yard gain. Curley lost a yard at center. Buck punted to Rock Island's 35-yard line, where Vergara covered the ball. Gavin slammed into center for a yard gain. Ursella was held trying to go around right end. Lamb couldn't gain an inch around the other end of the line. Ursella punted to Basing on Green Bay's 25-yard line, where the latter was held. Norton couldn't gain at right tackle. Lambeau tossed a pass to Basing, but only a yard was gained on the play. Buck punted offside on the fifty-yard line. Another crossbuck, from Ursella to Lamb, was successful to the extent of a one-yard gain. Lamb ran around left end for another yard. Gavin crashed into center for 4 yards, and then Ursella dropped back to punt. He booted the ball across the Bay goal line. Two forward passes by Lambeau were grounded. Buck then tossed a pass to Curley, who ran out of bounds on Green Bay's 28 yard line. Buck punted offside on Rock Island's 45-yard line. Gavin gained 3 yards at center, but Rock Island was penalized 5 yards for offside. A forward pass from Armstrong to Lamb put the ball on the Packers' 45-yard line, and another by the same paid advanced it three yards further. A crossbuck from Ursella to Lamb was meant for a pass, but Lamb was tackled, rolled over, got up, and gained ten yards. A forward pass was grounded. Ursella punted to Mathys, who was held on Green Bay's 15-yard line. A pass, Lambeau to Norton, gained 7 yards. Norton gained a yard at left guard. Buck's pass was incomplete. Basing lost a yard at left guard as the half ended. Score: Green Bay 0; Rock Island 0.
Woodin kicked off for Green Bay to Ursella, who was stopped on Rock Island's 33-yard line. Gavin banged through center for 2 yards, and then hit the same hole for two more. Lamb pranced around left end for 3 yards. Ursella punted to Basing on Green Bay's 20-yard line, and Basing returned the ball five yards. Basing slammed into center for a yard. Norton added another yard at left guard. Buck punted, and Lamb was held on Rock Island's 35-yard line. Gavin fumbled, and Lamb picked up the ball but was stopped at center. Then the old crossbuck fizzled, and after Lamb gave the ball to Novak, the latter lost 5 yards at left end. Ursella punted to Mathys who returned the ball to the Packers' 48-yard line. Norton hit right tackle for 2 yards, and then climbed around right end for two more. A forward pass by Lambeau failed. Buck then booted the ball behind the Independents' goal, and the ball was taken out and put in play on Rock Island's 20-yard line. Gavin failed to gain through the middle of the Packers' line, and only gained two yards at left guard. Lamb was held at right guard. Ursella punted, and Charlie returned the ball to Green Bay's 45-yard line. The Packers were gaining a little on every punt. Norton smashed through right tackle for a two-yard gain. Lambeau gained 7 yards at center - it was almost a first down, and Basing made it so a moment later with a five-yard gain through center. Norton failed to gain at center in two plays. A fine forward pass from Lambeau to O'Donnell put the ball on Rock Island's 16-yard line. Lambeau lost three yards trying to hit through left tackle. Basing dove through right guard for a touchdown. It was the old touchdown play, and worked like a charm. Buck kicked the goal from placement. Score: Packers 7; Rock Island 0. Woodin kicked off for Green Bay to Novak, who crossbucked the ball to Lamb. Lamb was dropped on the 20-yard line. Gavin broke through right tackle for 2 yards and added three more at center. Novak lost a yard trying to penetrate the Packers' line. Ursella punted to Mathys, who set the ball on Green Bay's 45-yard line. Lambeau gained a yard at right tackle. Score: Green Bay 7; Rock Island 0.
Lambeau completed a pass to O'Donnell, but Dick ball caught the ball out of bounds and was called back. Buck punted to Lamb, who brought the ball to Rock Island's 25-yard line. Armstrong went in for Novak. Larson intercepted a forward pass and ran the ball back to Rock Island's 20-yad line. Mathys went around right end for a 4-yard gain. Norton broke through left tackle for six yards and first down. Norton gained 5 yards around right end. Basing crashed through center for two yards. Norton broke through right tackle and placed the ball on Rock Island's one-yard line. Basing slammed through the center of the line for a touchdown. Buck kicked the goal. Score: Packers 20; Rock Island 0. Woodin kicked off and Lamb returned the ball to Rock Island's 35-yard line. A forward pass was incomplete. Lamb went around right end for a two-yard gain. Harris went in for Basing. Another pass was grounded, but the Packers were penalized five yards for offside. Armstrong's forward pass to Lamb brought the ball to the Packers' 48-yard line. Armstrong lost 2 yards on an attempted left guard buck. Gavin gained 5 yards through center for first down. A pass was incomplete, and another, from Lamb to Ursella, gave Rock Island first down. Gavin hit right guard for a yard. Earpe intercepted Armstrong's pass and brought it to Green Bay's 25-yard line. Harris gained a yard at center as the game ended. Score: Green Bay 20; Rock Island 0.
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Intersectional games will hold the attention of the nation's football fans over the weekend. The men is choice enough to satisfy the appetite of the most rabid gridiron followers. Pennsylvania is entertaining Chicago at
Philadelphia; Tulane University from New Orleans mixes
with Northwestern at Chicago; St. Louis University 
travels east to face the Army at West Point while right
here in Green Bay on Sunday the east and west mingle
again, as the Rochester, N.Y. Jeffs do their stuff against
the Packers in the first big intersectional pro football 
game of the 1925 season. The game will be played at
the City stadium. The kickoff will be timed promptly at
2:15 with Halsey Hall of St. Paul officiating. Indications
point to a large crowd as interest over the Rochester
game has warmed up considerably in the past few
days...MAKES FOOTBALL HISTORY: The apperance
of Rochester here makes professional history in the
Badger state as never before has a team from the
Empire state exhibited its football wares in Wisconsin.
It should be an interesting game to watch and full of
thrills. The Packers don't know anything about the
visitors' bag of tricks and it is certain that the invaders
will bump up against some football novelties, uncorked
by the Big Bay Blues, that may surprise them. 
Rochester claims Smythe is the best forward passer in
the pro game but the Easterners have never tasted a bit
of Lambeau's stuff and the folks at home are betting
that the Packer captain will win his passing duel with
the much famed Smyth by a comfortable margin...EN
ROUTE TO BAY: The Rochester club left for Green Bay
late this afternoon. According to the traveling schedule,
the Jeffs will reach Chicago Saturday morning about 
8:30. An effort will be made to catch the 9 o'clock
Northwestern train which reaches Green Bay at 3:30 in
the afternoon. If Rochester does not make this train,
they will catch the 11 a.m. passenger, arriving here
about 6:45. During their stay in Green Bay, the crack
eastern squad will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel...
BOOST FOR ROCHESTER: The Waterbury, Conn.
Times in its story of the Waterbury-Rochester game had
this to say about the Kodak City eleven: "Harry
Stuhldreher's Blues met their match for the first time
this season when Rochester played here on Sunday.
The visitors from the Empire state more than lived up to
advance notice. In Smyth and Grigg, they had a forward
pass combination that was a sight for sore eyes. Twice
this pair completed air attacks which netted 40 yard
gains. Hank Smith, the Rochester center, got more
tackles than its ends as he was over all the field. Shag
Sheard, slippery halfback, reminded the spectators of
Benny Boynton during his best days at Williams. The
Waterbury management is trying to book the Rochester
club for a return game later in the season."...RACINE
TICKETS USED: Due to the fact that all of the tickets
for the Packer football game were made up before the
season, ducats printed for the Racine game will be used
when Rochester plays here Sunday. Racine was 
originally booked for October 25 but the Horlick Legion
withdrew from the league, due to the lack of financial
support, and the Rochester club was secured to fill the
open date. Holders of season box and reserved seat
tickets at Sunday's game because they will not be
honored at the Dayton contest here on Sunday,
November 4.
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Somebody's
clean slate is apt to be mussed up on Sunday, as the
only two undefeated teams, Detroit and Akron, are
booked to have it out. The Panthers have the advantage
as they are playing at home...Another postgraduate
game drawing interest is the encounter between the
Cardinals and Bears in Chicago. This is a city series
feud and there will be plenty of fur flying as the clubs are
ancient rivals on the grid...Football history will be made in Wisconsin on Sunday when the Rochester, N.Y. eleven invades Green Bay. It is the first time that an eastern pro team has ever exhibited its pigskin wares in the Badger state...Another change in the schedule brings together the Rock Island Independents and Kansas City Cowboys on Sunday. The Kaws are on their way home from a four game road which was productive of only a lone victory...Buffalo should draw a huge crowd in New York on Sunday. Koppisch, captain of the Bisons, was a star at Columbia for three years and no doubt all of his collegiate pals will visit the Polo Grounds to see their old idol...The Dayton Triangles have two tough games on their calendar this weekend. Saturday, the Daytonians are billed to face the Yellowjackets in Philadelphia while on Sunday they tackles the husky Maroons in Pottsville...Columbus is to invade Providence on Sunday. The Tigers have been getting a lot of tough breaks this season and, if they can shake the jinx that has been camping on the trail, they will give the Steam Rollers a real bout...The Cleveland management is making arrangements to handle a capacity crowd at the Canton game Sunday. Several members of the Bulldog squad played with Cleveland in 1924. The teams look pretty evenly matched...The high cost of professional football proved a bit too much for the Toronto, O. club, who called quits before the schedule was completed. This team was not a member of the National Football loop...Pro football drew some 25,000 spectators to the opening game in New York. The only thing that marred the inaugural, from Billy Gibson's point of view, was the 14-0 defeat that his Giants got at the hands of Philadelphia...The financial flutter that threatened trouble to the Pottsville Maroons has just been smoothed over. Dr. Streigle, who has been managing the team, has also assumed responsibility for the dollar and cents angle...For the first time in a number of years, Akron emerged victorious in its pro football clash with Canton. The Bulldogs battled furiously to check the invaders but the Neid-men were on and they romped over with a 20 to 3 win...Jimmy Conzelman and his Detroit Panthers are beginning to figure where they will set the flag pole in Navin park. Detroit has chalked up three successive victories. Last Sunday, the Panthers sparked Dayton, 6 to 0...McGinley, 1924 All American tackle at Penn, has been granted his release from the N.Y. Giants. Mac is coaching near Philadelphia and he couldn't get over to Gotham to practice. The former Quaker plans to play with Atlantic City...Buffalo broke into victory row by knocking off the Columbus Tigers, 17 to 6. The Bisons have been plugging up some of the weak spots in their battle front and they now have a team that should win a lot of football games...Pottsville certainly startled the pro football world in the way they put the skids under Providence. The Steam Rollers' line crumbled under the terrific line plunging of the backfielders on Coach Rauch's combination...Back in 1915, Eichenlaub was one of the most feared fullbacks in college circles when playing with Notre Dame. This fall he donned the moleskins after a long layoff and is giving a good account of himself with the Columbus crew...The pro league reserve clause prevented Al Nesser from joining the Canton Bulldogs. Nesser was the property of the Akron club and President Carr ruled that the big lineman had to play with the team he belonged to...The Rock Island Independents had their clean record badly mussed up at Green Bay last Sunday when the Packers walloped them, 20 to 0. This game was the thirteenth straight win that the Packers have scored at home in 3 years...Paddy Driscoll, captain of the Chicago Cardinals, simply can't keep out of the pro football limelight. In the game against Kansas City, the fleet footed Paddy tucked the ball under his arm and ran 80 yards for a touchdown...Once again Little Joe Sternaman twinkle for the Chicago Bears. He made the Bruins only score against Cleveland by a sweeping end run and then made use of his educated toe to kick the goal for the extra counter. 
and the picking were pretty lean but the Jeffs stuck to it and wound up their season by playing a tie game with the Massilon Tigers, who at that time, ruled as titleholders on the money gridiron...MADE PRO FOOTBALL: This game alone made pro football in the Kodak City. Some 27 years have rolled by and each season saw the Jeffs doing their stuff every fall. During this span of time, the Rochester club has been at the top of the heap in the middle and down in the cellar. For the past three seasons, the Jeffs secured a firm hold on the cellar championship. This fall, Leo Yvon, who has been handling the club since 1905, made up his mind to produce a winner or bust in the attempt. The business houses in Rochester were solicited and enough funds raised to go out and get some of the best players in the country. The first thing Manager Lyons did was to go out and get a good player coach. He purchased the released Cese Griggs from Cleveland. In 1924, Grigg was with Cleveland while in 1923, he was a member of the Canton Bulldogs, national champions. Grigg was all southern quarter for three years while at the University of Texas...SMYTHE GREAT PASSER: For years, Grigg always palled around with Lou Smythe, another product from the Texas U. When Grigg decided to join Rochester, Smythe moved too. He had a dickens of a time getting his release from Canton but it was finally arranged. In the eastern loop of the league, Smythe is credited with being a wonder halfback and a forward passer without a peer. It is said he can throw the ball farther than the average player can kick it. With Smythe and Grigg as the backbone of the team, Manager Lions began looking around for other stars. He made a deal for Bill Kellogg, halfback with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. Kellogg starred at Syracuse. Jake Hoffman, last year's fullback at Syracuse, was finally induced to don the togs again. The late Walter Camp commented on him favorably as a line plunger. Shad Sheard, one of the mainstays of the Rochester club for years, was offered another as was Bob Argus, a products of Rochester U. Sheard is credited with being as fast a man as there is on the pro grid and his exploits down east rival those of Paddy Driscoll, the Chicago Cardinal captain...HAVE TWO NEW ENDS: Two new ends are playing with Rochester this year. Gene Bedford, a Texas product, is holding down one of the wings while Eddie Lynch of the Catholic University, Washington, is playing the other. Lynch is a member of the Cleveland American League ball and it was only after special urging that Tris Speaker agreed to let him play pro football. Two veteran pro gridders, Dooley and Matteo, hold down the tackles. They are a pair of rugged linemen, both tipping the beam over 200 pounds. Back in 1922, they were members of the great Syracuse team. The Jeffs boast of a brilliant center trio in Martineau, Hank Smith and Lowry. Martineau is a Syracuse letterman but neither Smith or Lowery ever saw the inside of a college. However, these two sandlot gridders can hold their own with the best of 'em. Smith hails from Lancaster, N.Y., and he has been playing pro football for 15 years. Many of the sport critics claim that aside from Brute Trafton and Larry Conover, he is the best snapper back on the postgraduate gridiron...FANS EXPECT VICTORY: Woods of Rochester U, Kelley of Texas and Butch Clark of Fordham are the extra linemen and ends on the Rochester team. It is the best club that has ever represented the Kodak City and the fans here will be greatly surprised if they don't teach Green Bay a football lesson in Sunday's game.
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay will get its first taste of intersectional football Sunday afternoon at the City stadium in Joannes park
when the Rochester Jeffs, one of the strongest team in
the eastern loop of the postgraduate circuit, rubs elbows
with the Packers, Badger state champions since 1918.
The kickoff at 3:15. The appearance of the crack New
York state eleven has kicked up considerable interest
and, if a good brand of weather is on tap, another big
crowd should be on hand as the advance sale has been
brisk...HAVE STRONG TEAM: It is the first time that a
pro eleven from the Empire state has ever played in
Wisconsin. Rochester comes to the Bay with a husky
gridiron machine and, according to Manager Lyons,
they will make things exciting for the Big Bay Blues.
The gridders from the Kodak City have scored several
creditable victories this fall and last Sunday they played
Harry Stuhldreher's Waterbury, Conn. Blues to a tie
game. Rochester has only played only two pro league
games so far this season. The Jeffs lost to Canton, 14
to 7, and they battled Buffalo to a 0 to 0 decision...
GRIGG AND SMYTH: A number of prominent pro
footballers are included in the Rochester battle front.
Grigg and Smyth, two former members of the Canton
Bulldogs, play quarter and half, respectively. Hoffman,
ex-Syracuse star, is a smashing fullback while Smith,
sandlotter, is said to be one of the best centers in Joe
Carr's league. Sheard is a flashing halfback, built along
the Paddy Driscoll lines while Eddie Lynch is credited
with being a slick performer at end. In Dooley and 
Matteo, the Jeffs have two stellar tackles. During their
college days, there were teammates at Syracuse U, where they played for three years. The Packers came out of the Rock Island game in pretty good shape and Captain Lambeau has put his charges through an extensive drill this week so as to have every man on the squad in the pink for the Rochester invasion. The Badger state champions have spruced up on a few new plays which they may spring on Rochester if the occasion demands it. The Big Bay Blues realize the strength of their opponents in Sunday's game and the players figure, it will be one of the toughest battles of the season...HALL TO REFEREE: Halsey Hall of St. Paul has been named by President Joe Carr to referee and Bunk Harris of Duluth is the umpire. Murphy White of Ripon will be the head linesman. The time of periods will be 15 minutes. Tickets will be on sale at the usual places about town until 8 o'clock Saturday. A ticket window at the park will be opened Sunday morning at 10:30. Spectators will be admitted into the field at 12:45. As at other games, the American Legion band will help entertain the crowd with appropriate musical selections.
OCTOBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday's victory over Rock Island marked the thirteenth straight victory that the Packers have won at home. Not since the Racine rout in 1923 have the Packers lost a fray in their own backyard. Some of the superstitious ones were doing a lot of worrying Sunday during the first half...The talkative Kolls and hard hitting Little Twig were a whole lot more easy to get along with Sunday that at Rock Island a couple of weeks ago. Kolls is a "homer" and he hardly let a peep out of himself yesterday. Twig was watched pretty closely and he behaved himself like a peaceful Indian...Young Mr. Lamb, former pride of Lombard college, didn't set the world afire. Aside from one or two rushes, the Packers had him covered like a tent and he was not able to get away for any of his feared gallops. When the Bays dumped Lamb, they made sure that he was down pretty tight..."If we were playing Green Bay every Sunday, Gavin would be the greatest fullback in the pro league," said Rube Ursella, captain of the Islanders. And it is a fact, "One-Yard" Gavin more than lived up to his name and he made some splendid thrusts through the Packers' forward wall...Ojay Larson came into his own in Sunday's game. Larson has given the Packers good service all season but he sure did bob into the limelight against Rock Island by intercepting forward passes and smearing Flash Lamb on cutback plays. Ojay's passing was also a whole lot better....The Legion band turned in a good job. Rain wasn't enough to dampen the enthusiasm of the musicians and they were going strong at the finish. The band picked out a number of appropriate tunes and the music they played when the Packers scored couldn't have been beaten by Sousa himself...Once again Marty Norton endeared himself to the Packer followers. The slippery little halfback gave the Islanders plenty of trouble and when he took the pass from Mathys that scored the first touchdown, he wiggled his way through a couple of invaders who were bearing down on him hard...Tickets for the Rochester game will be on sale tonight. The invasion of this crack eastern club is already creating much talk in football circles and the intersectional clash should draw a bumper throng. Rochester claims Smythe, their fullback, is the best forward passer in the pro league. This remains to be seen...The pictures of the Packer squad, given away by the Stiller company, were in great demand at the game. Many of the spectators failed to get this attractive souvenir and those wanting a photo of the Big Bay Blues can secure one by calling at the Stiller store, Cherry Street.
OCTOBER 20 (Rochester) - Boasting the finest collection of stars that ever represented Rochester, N.Y., on the gridiron, the Big Red team from the Kodak City in New York state is coming here Sunday in hopes of taking the wind out of the Packers' sails in a pro league fame at the City stadium. Rochester has only played two games in the pro wheel this season. The Jeffs lost to Canton, 14 to 7, and battled to a 0 to 0 tie game with Buffalo. Rochester has scored victories over Albany, Atlantic City and Providence, non-league teams while last Sunday they tied the Waterbury Blues, 10 to 10. This is the team that Harry Stuhldreher plays with and the outfit that Jim Crowley did his stuff for a week ago Sunday. The team practices two hours every day in full uniform under the direction of Cese Grigg of Texas University and later with the Canton Bulldogs...SMYTH GREAT PASSER: Lou Smyth, at a halfback position, hails from the same university as Grigg and was also with Canton. Smyth throws the football like the average man throws a baseball and is one of the best forward passers in the pro league. Many of the victories of the Canton Bulldogs can be traced to Smyth's accurate and long passing. Two weeks ago at Canton when the Jeffs held the Bulldogs, 14 to 7, and just missed tying the score in the last quarter, Smyth hurled a pass to Sheard for a touchdown 40 yards. Shag Sheard at halfback is the same type as Benny Boynton and Paddy Driscoll. He is a great broken field runner and as elusive as the proverbial eel. Perhaps the two greatest characters and players on the Jeff team are Hank Smith at center and Darbey Lowery at guard. Neither ever went to college but they love the game and make half the tackles made by the Jeff team. Eddie Lynch of Catholic University, Washington, and Gene Bedfoare of Texas University, this season with the Cleveland baseball team are the Jeff ends and two of the sweetest in the league...PRAISED BY BUFFALO PAPER: The Buffalo Courier paid the Rochester team the following compliment after the game with the Bisons, which resulted in a 0 to 0 tie: "Grigg was the best of the Rochester backs offensively although the little "Shag" Sheard was always a threat. Griggs pounded at Buffalo's line continually and while his gains were short, they were numerous. Sheard was well covered and could never get started for his long, zig-zag gallops. Rochester's ends outplayed the Buffalo paid, the work of Eddie Lynch being especially bright. Lynch was removed at the start of the second half, but Roy, who took his play, also played an excellent game. Lancaster Smith roamed all over the field and again proved he is one of the postgraduate players, although he lays claim to no alma mater."
OCTOBER 21 (Rochester) - Way back in 1898, the Rochester Jeffs started making professional football history in New York state. That year, several of the University of Rochester gridders gave too much attention to the pigskin and not enough to midnight oil. As a result, the university authorities suggested to them that
they take the air while the going is good. This they did. Nevertheless these fellows wanted to play football. They laid their case before the Jefferson club, one of the most exclusive in Rochester, and the club members decided to back the ousted collegians. In those days, there were not many pro football teams