GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Once again the blue and gold of the Green Bay Packers triumphed over a "big town" foe in a pro football game. Jimmy Conzelman and his Panthers from Detroit, boasting a battle front studded with some of the best gridders in the country, invaded the City stadium on Sunday and took a 21 to 0 licking at the hands of the Big Bay Blues in a fiercely contested gridiron encounter which kept a crowd of 4,500-plus on their toes all the time. It was a tough bump for the Detroiters as they figured on getting off to a flying start in the pro league chase. The Panther management had gone to the limit on getting the best players that money could hire in order to bring home the National league gonaflon to the Motor City.
CONZELMAN PAYS HIS RESPECTS
While making a quick change after the game in order to catch the 4:20 Northwestern train, Jimmy Conzelman had time to pay his respects to the Big Bay
Blues. "I never saw such forward passing in my life. It
really was uncanny. I had expected a tough game but
not once did I think that we would go home on the short
end of a three touchdown score. You've got a great club
and the team that bears the Lambeau outfit will have to
cut loose with a super brand of football. If I wore one, I
would take my hat off to the Packers." Bobby Cahn,
trunk salesman and referee deluxe, told a representative
of the Packer management that the Green Bay club
looked like one of the best pro elevens he ever saw in
action. "I think the Packers are much stronger than last
year. Your new backfielders are splendid and there is
enough ground gaining punch to vary an attack. You
don't have to count entirely on forward passes although
you did Sunday. (Of course, Bobby had to have his
TACKLES ARE CHARGING
"Your line is much faster. The tackles are charging and I
have seldom seen such savage tackling like O'Donnell
and Harris pulled off against the Detroit team. If my
opinion counts for anything, I think the Packers will be
way up in the pro league race." Threats of rain during
the morning probably cut the attendance a good
thousand but there was a whooping big crowd on hand
and the spectators sure got a run for their money. When
the gates were opened at 12:30, a flock of "early bird"
bleacherites dashed for their seats and, from then on,
until well after starting time there was a continuous
stream of humanity pouring through the gates.
TWO BANDS ON JOB
The Vulcan, Mich. band, 25 strong, and the Green Bay
American Legion band paraded between halves around
the playing field and when "On, Wisconsin" came forth,
it brought nearly all the spectators to their feet. The
musicians got a roar of applause for their efforts. Music
certainly puts a lot of pep in the crowd. Getting back to
the old game, the Packers passed Detroit to death.
Captain Lambeau was hurling the tosses with a deadly
aim and the receivers were grabbing the cowhide out of
the air with some circus catches. Dick O'Donnell
snagged the ball twice for a pair of markers while the
Bays' ever-reliable touchdown play paved the way for
Lewellen to make the other.
VISITORS PASS POORLY
The visitors' air attack was ragged. Right at the start of
the game, Detroit completed one 30-yard toss that put
the ball well within the Packer territory, but, after that,
their pass drive flivvered out. The Panthers only made
three first downs during the game. Edwards, the All
American tackle, the mighty Sonnenberg, the plunging
Dinger Doane and the highly touted Lunch were in the
going all the time but they more than met their march
because they were rubbing elbows with an aggregation,
barring injuries, is going to have a lot to say about first place in Joe Carr's postgraduate football circuit. The Packers performed in machine like style and every player fitted in like a perfect cog. The man with the ball was given plenty of help. The line opened holes well and the backs cut through nicely. The Bays were blocking superbly. One of the best examples of the Packer defense play was the fact that Dinger Doane, as good a line smasher as there is in the league, could only get a yard or two at a time. Lambeau's gridders were on their toes from first to last whistle and fighting for every inch of ground. That's the kind of football that wins games. Detroit started off in a way that looked as if the Packers were headed for trouble. A well directed forward pass, one of the few completed by the invaders during the game, put the ball well in the Bays' territory. However, the Blues found themselves and regained the ball on downs. This was the only time that the Conzelman tribe was dangerous except in the fourth quarter when a dropped punt by Kotal gave them a scoring chance. However, this futile hope faded out quickly. A Detroit fumble about the middle of the first quarter gave the Packers an opening and from then on Detroit was doing more retreating than advancing. Towards the close of the opening period, the Bays got down within scoring distance. Gregory caught a Packer pass on his two yard line as the quarter ended. This was like trying to steal third with the bases full. If the Detroiter had knocked it down instead of catching it, the ball would have gone back to about the 30-yard line.
O'DONNELL GRABS PASS
The second quarter was about half through when Captain Lambeau sailed a pass some 35 yards to Dick O'Donnell. The Packer end grabbed the ball while on the dead run and he skidded over the goal line. This was what the crowd has been praying for and they let out a roar that must have been heard out in "Little Switzerland". Captain Lambeau kicked the goal. There was nothing more doing in the scoring line in this quarter. The Packers threatened several times in the third quarter before the stage was set in for the touchdown play. It seemed as half the spectators knew what was coming. And it call all right. Out of the pack dashed Lewellen, he sidestepped a couple of the enemy and then grabbed a well directed pass from Charlie Mathys for a touchdown. Lambeau kicked another goal.
O'DONNELL SCORES AGAIN
After the final period had been underway a few minutes and the Packers had twice launched what looked like touchdown drives only to be turned back by the stubborn Detroit defense. Lambeau tossed a pass to Harris and Fighting Jack was dumped only a few yards from the goal line. Then just as if to add insult to injury, the Packer leader pushed another one through the air and tucked it under his wing for a touchdown. Again Lambeau added the extra point. That was all of the scoring. Detroit never gave up trying but the invaders might just as well have been attempting to toss a ring around the moon.
DETROIT - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 0 7 7 7 - 21
2nd - GB - O'Donnell pass from Lambeau (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - GB - Lewellen pass from Mathys (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4th - GB - O'Donnell pass from Lambeau (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 21-0