GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers turned in a 6 to 0 victory over the Milwaukee Badgers here Sunday afternoon in a pro league game but that was about all. The Big Bay Blues clinched the state
football championship for the eighth year in succession on Otto Borchert's backyard. However, they bumped into some unexpected tough going and
Lambeau & Co. can feel well satisfied that they
tucked home the win by the narrow margin of the
FIELD IS MUDDY
The field was not much to the Packers' liking. It had
been frozen hard for about a week but Old Sol was
in his glory in the Cream City on Sunday and the
turf thawed out quickly. As a result, the gridiron
was coated with an inch thick surface of muck and
the going slowed up the speed merchants in the
backfield of the Big Bay Blues. Several times it
seemed as if Marty Norton was going to get in the
clear but the slippery surface flopped him in a hurry.
Heeding Manager McGurk's ultimatum of "Beat 'em
or bust", the Badgers went into the game keyed up
to a high C and fight was their middle name. They
looked like an entirely different team than the club
which was spanked at Green Bay about a month
ago to the tune of 31 to 0.
LIDBERG, GILLO MISSING
Milwaukee failed to produce the much famous
Lidberg, line crashing fool from Minnesota, nor did
they have the veteran Hank Gillo, who viewed the
game from the sidelines in his everyday clothes.
Just the same McGurk displayed some thirteen
gridiron warriors and every one of them were
battling like madmen to make "The Big Bay Blues"
an unpopular hit in old Green Bay. The 600 odd
rooters from Green Bay had plenty of thrills with
reverse english during the closing period. One
Shorty Barr, who gained football fame at Wisconsin
and added to his gridiron glory while drawing his
paycheck from the Racine Legion, was hurling
forward passes in every direction and once or twice
it appeared as if he was trying to get a connection
with the man in the moon. This same Mr. Barr gave
the Bays heaps of trouble and, once or twice, it
seemed as if he was going to spoil a beautiful day
for Green Bay. True enough, many of Barr's heaves
were of the prayer variety but just the same his
eligible receivers from jumping from everywhere and
grabbing the pigskin. This all came in the final
quarter. The first three periods went to the Bays by
a wide margin but the Badgers sure did kick up a
rumpus during the last fifteen minutes of play.
When the final whistle blew, it was a thankful crew
of Packers that waded off the gridiron with a 6 to 0
victory to their credit.
PLENTY OF ACTION
There was more action pushed into the final period
than during all the rest of the game. Once the
Badgers blocked one of Buck's kicks and the
pigskin rolled towards the Bay goal. However, Buck
did a nose dive and covered the oval while a young
army of Badgers attempted to pry the oval loose.
Another time, Red Bryant grabbed one off the Barr
and started goalward. One of the Packers tackled
him so fiercely that he fumbled the ball and he was
covered by a blue sweatered gridder. During this
hectic period, the Bays lost considerable yardage
for alleged violation of rules and once, referee
Herdcamp penalized the Bays a "V" for stalling.
NADOLNY GETS ENOUGH
The play was waxing pretty rough and it was give
and take on both sides with little mercy shown.
With about ten minutes to go, Peaches Nadolny hit
the trail for the sidelines and his face looked like a
blueberry patch after a hailstorm. At that the
Badgers "Mascot" stood his ground on the firing
line a whole lot longer than was expected. The
officials were calling 'em pretty close and the Bays
lost considerable yardage for offside and holding.
Interference on forward pass also cost the Packers
heavily and twice it put the Badgers within the
danger zone. The pro league game attracted
approximately 2,300 paid admissions of which there
was a healthy delegation from the Bay. Milwaukee
fans, who came out to see a slaughter, had a
change of heart during the closing period and they
were rooting their heads off for a Badger touchdown
and in between time poking a lot of fun at Green
Bayians, who it must be admitted were too much
surprised to have very much to say. The Packers
kicked off at the start of the game and it is quite
possible that the Bays were suffering from a
chronic attack of over-confidence as they pranced
around as if they were lining up for a scrimmage
with one of the high school teams. However, the
Bays were jarred right off the bat as Blood skirted
end for a first down and then Bryant got five while a
pass, Bryant to Neacey, added another ten yards. Here the Bays held tight and Blood's punt was blocked and Buck recovered for Green Bay about midfield.
BUCK PUNTS TO BLOOD
Three downs netted the Bays about 6 yards. Buck punted to Blood who called for a free catch on his twenty. Despite a Packer penalty for offside, the Badgers gained but little and Blood kicked to Mathys, who was downed on the Bays' forty. The Packers were finding the muddy going bad and gained but little. Buck punts to Barr who is downed 27 yards from Milwaukee's goal. The Badgers were held tight. Blood punted out of bounds on the Packers 45. After three plays, a fumble gave the ball to Milwaukee on Green Bay's 45. This advantage was short-lived because Norton intercepted a Milwaukee pass. Muddy going flopped two Packer rushes and Buck kicked to Barr who hit the dirt on Milwaukee's 33.
LARSON INTERCEPTS PASS
Larson soon broke into the limelight by grabbing a Milwaukee pass and he ran it back to Milwaukee's 35. The Bays lost five yards for offside. Soon after time was called for the quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, a pass, Buck to Basing, took the ball to Milwaukee's 14-yard line. After two plays, Buck missed a placekick and Milwaukee scrimmaged on the 20-yard line. Blood soon kicked and it was the Packers' ball with the goal line 45 yards away. Here the Bays launched a drive which ended in the only touchdown of the game. Basing cracked left tackle for 14 and followed with 5 more in the same place. Mathys got 3 yards and in two plunges, Basing made it first down. Lambeau got three yards and Basing then proceeded to smash through for another first down. Basing and Norton chalked up ten yards and then Basing slashes across for the touchdown. Buck missed the goal. Milwaukee kicked to the Packers and the Bays soon punted back. Milwaukee returned the favor and it was the Packers' ball on the 31 yard. A penalty for holding costs the Blues 15. Harris, who replaced Basing, got 22 yards in two rushes. Two rushes went into the discard and Buck punted well down the field. The Badgers couldn't gain. Green Bay lost another 5 yards for offside and soon after halftime was called with the ball in Milwaukee's possession on its own 38 yard line.
BUCK COVERS FUMBLE
Starting the second half, Barr kicked to Harris who ran it back to the 35-yard line. The Bays got about five yards but lost it on a penalty. A pass, Buck to Lambeau, gained seven. Buck punted to Milwaukee and the Badgers soon later lost the ball when Buck hopped on a fumble. With the ball only 38 yards from the Milwaukee goal, the Packer fans were jubilant. Two downs and a pass produced the scant yardage. Lambeau missed a dropkick. The Badgers were finding the going tough and kicked to Mathys in midfield. The Packers chalked up a first down. The drive stopped short and Buck kicked over the goal line. Milwaukee scrimmaged on its 20. Several plays fizzled and Blood punted to Mathys in midfield. The Packers couldn't gain and Buck booted to Milwaukee's one yard line where Vergara covered the ball. Blood punted to Mathys and Charlie came back to Milwaukee's 37. Basing, Lambeau and Harris made two first downs.
HOLD FOR DOWNS
The pigskin was close to the Milwaukee goal line. Here the Badgers held tight, and recovered the ball on downs after four Packer thrusts at the line failed. Blood kicked to Mathys, who was dumped on Milwaukee's 40 yard line as time for the quarter ended. Then came the fourth quarter and Milwaukee's bid for a touchdown which has been described in the forepart of this story.
GREEN BAY - 0 6 0 0 - 6
MILWAUKEE - 0 0 0 0 - 0
2nd - GB - Basing, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
PLAY BY PLAY
Milwaukee won the toss and chose to defend the west goal and receive the kickoff. Woodin kicked off to Mason on his own 10-yard line. He returned to his 30-yard line. Blood goes around right end for 11 yards. Bryan goes around left end for 5 yards. Bryan forward passes to Neacy for a ten-yard gain over left end. First down on Green Bay's 44-yard line. Mason went through center for three yards. Blood tries right tackle, but was stopped by Buck for no gain. A pass, Barr to Brumm, was incomplete. Third down, seven to go. Blood punted and the ball was blocked on the scrimmage line and Buck recovered for Green Bay. It's Green Bay's ball on their own 47-yard line. Timeout for Milwaukee. A pass, Lambeau to Norton, gained 4 yards. Second down, 6 to go. Norton went around right end for 3 yards. Third down, three to go. Norton gained a yard through right tackle. Fourth down, two to go. Buck punted to Blood who signaled for a fair catch on Milwaukee's 20-yard line. Milwaukee's ball. First down, ten to go. Barr makes a yard through center, but the Packers are penalized 5 yards for being offside. First down, five to go. Blood is held for no gain through right tackle. Second down, five to go. Bryan gains 3 yards around left end. Third down, two to go. Bryan attempts right tackle, but is stopped for no gain by Buck. Blood punts to Mathys and Mathys runs it back to Green Bay's 40-yard line. Mathys caught the ball on Green Bay's 20-yard line. Basing makes 2 yards through right tackle. Second down, eight to go. Lambeau makes 3 yards through right tackle. Buck's pass to Mathys is incomplete. Buck punts to Barr who is downed in his tracks on Milwaukee's 27-yard line. Bryan tries left end and is thrown for a 2-yard loss by Vergara and Lambeau. Mason makes a yard through right tackle. Third down, 11 to go. Blood kicks out of bounds on Green Bay's 45-yard line. First down, ten to go, Green Bay's ball. Timeout for both teams. The field is kind of muddy and play is being slowed up a bit. Basing goes through center for 4 yards. Second down, 6 to go. Norton goes through left guard for 4 yards. Third down, 2 to go. Lambeau is held at center for no gain. Both sides were offside on the play. Green Bay fumbles and Milwaukee recovers on Green Bay's 45-yard line. First down, ten to go. Blood went around right end, but was thrown for a 5-yard loss by O'Donnell and Norton. A pass from Bryan was intercepted by Norton on Green Bay's 48-yard line. Green Bay's ball, first down, ten to go. Timeout for Milwaukee. Basing lost a yard through right tackle. Second down, 11 to go. Norton lost six yards around right end. He slipped in the mud. A long pass to O'Donnell was incomplete. Buck punts to Barr who returned the ball 3 yards. Ball is on Milwaukee's 33-yard line. First down, 10 to go. Blood made 2 yards through left tackle. A pass, Barr to Bryan, over the center of the line gains 4 yards. Third down, four to go. Bryan hits left tackle for 2 yards, but both teams were offside. Third down. A pass from Barr was intercepted by Larson who returned it 10 yards to Milwaukee's 35-yard line. The ball is in front of the goal posts. Basing made 2 yards, but Green Bay is penalized five yards because the backfield was in motion. First down, 15 to go. Norton makes 3 yards around right end. It looked like he was going to get away, but he slipped and fell. Lambeau makes four yards over center. Third down, 8 to go. End of the first quarter: Milwaukee, 0; Green Bay, 0.
A pass, Lambeau to Vergara, was incomplete. Fourth down, 8 to go. Buck punts over the goal line. Milwaukee was offside. It's fourth down, 3 yards to go. Buck throws a forward pass to Basing who gains 20 yards. It is now Green Bay's ball on Milwaukee's 14-yard line, in the center of the field. Basing caught the ball, dropped it and then grabbed it again before it hit the ground. Lambeau was held for no gain at center. Lambeau goes around left end for three yards. Third down, 7 to go. Lambeau passes to Norton, but Marty dropped the ball. Fourth down, 7 to go. Buck gets back for a placekick. The kick failed, the ball going to the left of the goalposts. It's Milwaukee's ball on its own 20-yard line. Bryan makes 3 yards around left end. Blood lost a yard through right tackle. Blood punts out of bounds on Green Bay's 45-yard line. First down, Green Bay's ball there. Basing goes through left tackle for 14 yards. Buck and Woodin opened a big hole for him. He gets 5 more at the same spot. Second down, 5 to go. Mathys gets 3 yards through center. Third down, 2 to go. Basing made a yard through left tackle. Fourth down, 1 to go. Basing goes over center for 3 yards and a first down. Lambeau makes 3 yards over center. Basing makes six yards, Buck opening a nice hole. Third down, 1 to go. Basing makes 4 yards through Buck and Woodin for a first down. It's Green Bay's ball on Milwaukee's 20-yard line. Timeout for Milwaukee. All of the players are digging the mud off their feet. Basing makes 3 yards through right tackle. Second down, 7 to go. Norton got five yards around right end. Third down, 2 to go. Ball is now on Milwaukee's 12-yard line. Basing makes 8 yards through left tackle. Ball is now on Milwaukee's 4-yard line. Basing makes two yards through center. Two to go. Basing goes over for the touchdown through Earpe. Timeout for Milwaukee, player hurt. Basing is going out and Jack Harris takes his place. Reichow went in for Milwaukee in place of Mason who was hurt. The goal for touchdown was partially blocked and failed to go over. Score: Green Bay, 6; Milwaukee, 0. In the march down the field Basing carried the ball every time except twice when Lambeau and Norton lugged it. Barr kicked off to O'Donnell and Dick stepped out of bounds on Green Bay's 28-yard line. First down, 10 to go. Norton was held for no gain at right end. Mathys made 3 yards around right end. Third down, 7 to go. Buck punted to Barr on Milwaukee's 41-yard line and he was downed by Moose Gardner without a return. A pass, Barr to Neacy, was incomplete. Second down, 10 to go. Bryan on an attempted right end run was held for no gain, being stopped by O'Donnell, Norton and Earpe. Blood punted to Mathys who returned the ball 5 yards to Green Bay's 31-yard line. Harris was held for no gain at right tackle. Green Bay was penalized 15 yards for holding, putting the ball on their own 16-yard line. Lambeau makes 4 yards through the center of the line from a punt formation, with Buck back. Harris goes through left tackle for 18 yards. Harris goes through center for four more, making it a first down. Harris was held for no gain at center. Second down, 10 to go. Mathys attempted a forward pass, but slipped and couldn't get it away. He was thrown for a 10-yard loss. Third down, 20 to go. A pass, Lambeau to Vergara, was incomplete. Buck punted to Milwaukee's 30-yard line, where Vergara fell on the ball. Milwaukee's ball, first down, 10 to go. Barr is held for no gain, but the Packers are penalized 5 yards for being offside. Bryan is held for no gain at right tackle. Second down, 5 to go. Reichow makes a yard around right end. Third down, 2 to go. End of half. Score, Green Bay, 6; Milwaukee, 0.
Barr kicked off to Harris, who caught the ball on the goal line and returned it 35 yards straight down the center of the field. Basing is playing left half in place of Norton. Basing made 3 yards through left tackle. Second down, 7 to go. Harris made a yard through left tackle. Third down, 6 to go. Harris is held for no gain and Green Bay is penalized 5 yards for being offside. Buck throws a pass over left end to Lambeau, which gains 7 yards. Fourth down, 3 to go. Buck punts to Barr and he passes to Blood and the ball is downed on Milwaukee's 20 yard line in the center of the field. Bryan makes 3 yards around left end. Time out for Packers. Moose Gardner is hurt on the play. He resumed play. Milwaukee fumbled and Buck recovered for Green Bay on Milwaukee's 28-yard line. Basing makes 3 yards through left tackle. Second down, 7 to go. Lambeau is held for no gain at center. A forward pass, Lambeau to Harris, was incomplete. Fourth down, 7 to go. Lambeau tried a dropkick, but it failed, going to the left of the goalpost. Milwaukee's ball on its own 20-yard line. Reichow makes 3 yards on a wide end run. Bryan lost three yards, when Gardner broke through and stopped him. Third down, 10 to go. Blood punted to Mathys who returned the ball 10 yards to the 50-yard line. First down, 10 to go. Basing makes 5 yards off right tackle. Basing adds 2 more at right tackle. Third down, 3 to go. Harris makes a yard through left tackle. Fourth down, 1 to go. Basing makes 4 yards through left tackle and a first down. Timeout for Milwaukee. Ball is now on Milwaukee's 37-yard line. Harris makes 2 yards though right guard. Harris gets a yard through left tackle. A pass, Lambeau to Basing, is incomplete. Fourth down, 7 to go. Buck punts over the goal line. It's Milwaukee's ball on their own 20-yard line. Barr is held for no gain by Earpe. Bryan fails to gain on a left end run. Blood punts to Mathys who returned the ball 5 yards to the 50-yard line. Harris makes a yard at right guard. Harris tried left tackle without gain. Timeout for Milwaukee. Lambeau goes through center for 4 yards. Buck punts to Milwaukee's 1 yard line, where Vergara dropped on the ball. Blood punted to Mathys who is chased out of bounds on Milwaukee's 27-yard line. First down, 10 to go. Basing makes 16 yards at right tackle. First down, 10 to go. Ball on Milwaukee's 21-yard line. Harris made a yard at right tackle. Lambeau added 5 more at center. Basing makes 8 yards at right tackle. Ball is now on Milwaukee's 7 yard line. Harris was held without gain. So was Lambeau. Basing made a yard. On a mixup on signals Mathys is tackled for a two-yard loss and Milwaukee gets the ball. First down, 10 to go. Barr is held without gain. Again Barr is stopped at center without gain. Blood punts to Mathys who returns the ball 10 yards to Milwaukee's 40-yard line, just as the quarter ended. Score: Green Bay, 6; Milwaukee, 0.
Mathys gained a yard through center. Harris picked up 3 yards at center, but Green Bay was penalized 5 yards for offside. Second down, 14 to go. Harris netted 5 yards over right tackle. A pass, Lambeau to Basing, was intercepted by Reichow. It's Milwaukee's ball on the 50-yard line. Barr's pass to Neacy was incomplete. Another pass, Barr to Neacy, is incomplete, Harris knocking it down. The umpire claims that Harris interfered with the receiver and gave Milwaukee the ball on Green Bay's 30 yard line. Lewellen is going in for Harris. A pass, Bryan to Barr, over the center of the line gained 4 yards. Second down, 6 to go. Ball now on Green Bay's 26 yard line. A pass from Barr was intercepted by Basing on Green Bay's 10 yard line. Timeout for Green Bay. Lambeau was hurt and Norton went in in his place. Norton gained 3 yards through left tackle. Lewellen gained 6 around left end. Third down, 1 to go. Roessler went in for Nadolney at guard. Lambeau had to be carried off the field. Lewellen gained 3 yards around right end for a first down. Basing made 3 yards through center, but Green Bay is penalized 5 yards for offside. Norton makes 8 yards around left end. Norton made 3 yards around left end, but Green Bay is penalized 15 yards, the umpire claiming that a Green Bay player was holding. Ball is now on Green Bay's 10 yard line. The officiating is getting ragged. Norton failed at left end and Buck goes back to punt. Buck punts to Barr who is downed by Lewellen and O'Donnell on Green Bay's 45-yard line. Milwaukee's ball, first down, ten to go. A pass, Bryan to Neacy, was incomplete. Second down, 10 to go. A pass, Barr to Bryan, was good for 11 yards. First down on Green Bay's 34-yard line. First down. A pass from Barr to Roessler was good for 9 more yards. Second down, 1 to go. Barr failed at center and Milwaukee was penalized 15 yards for holding. Ball now on Green Bay's 36-yard line. A pass, Barr to Roessler, was incomplete. A pass to Neacy was intercepted by Mathys who returned it 20 yards to Green Bay's 32-yard line. Green Bay's ball, first down. Norton picked up 5 yards around left end. Basing hit left tackle for a yard. Third down, 2 to go. Buck's punt was blocked, but Buck recovered it himself on Green Bay's 28-yard line. Buck punts to Bryan who is downed by Lewellen on Green Bay's 49 yard line. Barr's pass was knocked down by Buck. Barr passed to Bryan for 6 yards. He was tackled by Buck. Third down, 4 to go. Barr passed to Neacy but Norton intercepted it on Green Bay's 19-yard line. Lewellen goes around right end for 8 yards. Timeout for Milwaukee. Lewellen makes a yard and a half. Third down, half a yard to go. Lewellen made 2 yards around right end for a first down. Basing made 7 yards over center. Second down, 3 to go. Mathys made a yard through center. Third down, 2 to go. The Packers were using the huddle system and the referee penalized them 5 yards, saying they were stalling. Lewellen made three yards around right end. Buck punts to Barr who is downed on Milwaukee's own 39-yard line. A fight started among the players, as the final whistle blew.