GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Now for the Bears! That was what the Packer squad talked about as they wended their way out of the City stadium Sunday afternoon after administering a 6 to 0 defeat to the Dayton Triangles in a National league game before a crowd of some 2,500 spectators which included 400 scholastic footballers from many cities in Northeastern Wisconsin. The fracas with Dayton pulled down the curtain on the 1927 professional football season in Green Bay. It was a fitting end to a good year at home. The Bays met with some tough opposition but at no time in the game did the Ohioans loom dangerous so far as scoring was concerns.
BRITTON SOME KICKER
Earl Britton, who was a playmate of Red Grange during
their college days was very much in the limelight for the
invaders. He did nearly all the passing and every bit of
the kicking. Britton who is said to be one of the greatest
punters in the country was very much on, but he didn't
have anything on Lewellen who was doing quite some
booting himself. Just as the second half got underway,
buckets were passed through the crowd to help finance
the trip of the Legion "Lumberjack" band to the Bear to
the Bear game in Chicago next Sunday and when
Chairman Witteborg finished counting the contributions
he smiled to the extent of some $240. This means the
band will make the trip.
COULDN'T GAIN MUCH
The Triangles put up a good game on the defense but
their offense didn't amount to much. The few first downs
they mustered all came as a result of the forward pass.
Never were the visitors able to notch a single first down
on straight football. Only twice during the fracas were
the visitors inside the Bays' forty. The only touchdown
came about midway in the second quarter thanks to
some smart footballing by Eddie Kotal. Red Dunn shot
a pass over the Dayton front wall and Eddie hopped on
it about 15 yards ahead. Then the former Lawrence
flash picked up speed. He sidestepped a couple of the
hostiles and outsprinted two others. Finally he was
flopped on Dayton's four-year stripe. The Packers
crashed the line without much success in three thrusts
but on the fourth attempt, Lewellen sliced through for a
touchdown with inches to spare. Dunn missed the goal
kick but the six points was enough to keep the bacon
O'DONNELL TAKES KICKOFF
Hostilities started when Dick O'Donnell ran Britton's
kickoff back to the 30-yard line. A Dayton offsides gave
the Bays an extra "V" on the next thrust. Lewellen got
off a beauty punt and it was Dayton's ball on their own
28. Britton soon punted back to Purdy, who was
dumped hard by Joseph. Purdy fumbled on the next
play and Hippa recovered on the Bays' 38-yard stripe.
After two line thrusts failed, Dayton attempted a pass.
Purdy knocked it down but was injured and Dunn took
up the signal calling. The visitors tried another toss but
Dunn grabbed it and returned to the Packers' 35-yard
line. Lewellen punted and the ball sailed over the
Dayton goal line. The visitors couldn't gain and Britton
booted. The oval was downed about in midfield. Here
the Packers put across a first down and they were
going for another when another offside penalty spoiled
the fun. Hearden caught a no-count pass out of bounds.
Lewellen kicked behind the posts and once more
Dayton scrimmaged on its twenty.
FRONT WALL TOO TOUGH
Dayton found the Packer front wall too tough and Britton
had to kick. The ball went to the Packers near midfield
again. Two passes went astray and Lewellen kicked to
Tays who fumbled but recovered nine yards from the
Dayton goal. A penalty for roughing the kicker cost the
Packers the ball and some yardage just before time
was called for the quarter. On the third play of the
second round, Britton punted to Dunn, who fumbled but
recovered on the Packers' 29. After gaining nine yards
in two runs, the Bays got a signal crossup and it cost
about five yards. Lewellen booted to Tays and he was
dumped on the Daytonians' third chalk mark. Britton
punted and it was the Packers' ball past midfield.
Folllowing an exchange of punts, Red Dunn hurled a
snap pass, covering about 15 yards to Eddie Kotal, who
proceeded to leg it to the Dayton goal line. He was
stopped only four yards from the last marker. Dayton
held fairly tight on three rushes but Lewellen finally
picked a hole and a touchdown resulted. Dunn's try for
the extra point fizzled. After the next kickoff, the ball
changed hands several times via the pun ting route.
Just before halftime was called, Britton shot a pass to
Sillan and he bit the dirt on the Packers' 39. This was
the deepest that Dayton came into Packer territory
during the game.
PENALTY IS COSTLY
The Packers kicked off to start the third quarter and
Britton got off a poor punt after several line thrusts had
failed. This gave the Bays the ball on Dayton's 35. A
penalty for holding cut short a Packer thrust and then
two passes fizzled. Lewellen booted to Achui and he
ran the ball back to the Dayton thirty. The visitors didn't
hold the ball long as Britton footed one back to Purdy
who was tossed ten yards from midfield in Packer
territory. The Bays made two first downs and it seemed
as if a touchdown march was underway. However, an
offside and a fumble spilled the beans again. Lewellen
punted again and Britton booted back to Purdy as time
for the quarter was called. The Packers had the ball on
their own 42-yard mark. There was plenty of punting in
the fourth period and the ball changed hands frequently.
Finally, the Packers bunched a couple of ten yard
offensives and Lewellen grabbed a pass for a 15-yard
gain. Lew was banged hard on the play but finally got to
his feet. Soon after, it was necessary for him to come
out and Capt. Lambeau went into the game. Another
pass went to the bad and Dunn punted after holding
cost the Packers 15 yards. Dilweg downed the ball near
the Dayton goal line.
PASSED FROM BEHIND GOAL LINE
Britton again booted the ball and Dunn ran it back to the
Triangles' 33-yard line. Another Bay pass flopped and
Dunn kicked the oval out of bounds on Dayton's nine.
Britton pased from behind his own goal line to Sillan.
This chance took the Bays by surprise and the fleet-
footed Sillan dashed 25 yards before several of the
Bayites hit him so hard that he took the count. Dayton
tried a couple of more passes. Hippa was kind enough
to fumble one, Jug Earpe knocked another down and
Dilweg intercepted the third pass. Just after Red Dunn
scooted around end for four yards, the final whistle blew
and the Dayton club did a hundred-yard dash to their
motor bus which whistled them to the hotel and then to
the Northwestern station just in time to catch the afternoon train for Chicago.
DAYTON - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 0 6 0 0 - 6
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 1-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0