Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) 17, Dayton Triangles (0-5) 0
​Sunday October 28th 1928 (at Green Bay)
BAYS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR POTTSVILLE FRAY
NOVEMBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Several of
the old-time Packer players have rallied to the call for a
"homecoming" here Sunday when the Green Bay 
eleven takes on the powerful Pottsville Maroons at the
City stadium. Among those who have indicated that
they surely would be on hand for the game are Sammy
Powers, Paul Davis, Gus Rosenow, Moose Gardner
and Jab Murray. All of these men are old favorites here
and they together with several others, too numerous to
mention, will run through a signal drill between the
halves. Capt. Curly Lambeau has been drilling the Bays
on several pass defense formations this week in the
hopes of stopping this mode of attack, which is 
Pottsville's greatest threat. Against the Providence
Steam Rollers last week, Pottsville made 11 first downs
during the game through aerial offense. They averaged
better than 11 yards per every completed pass and
gained over 110 yards on 10 completed passes. Off
tackle and center line plunges also are employed by 
the Pottsville team to good advantage and the Packers
have been preparing a defense to stop this attack. Tony
La Tone and Norman are the best ball carriers on the
Pottsville team and it will be these two men that the
Packers will have to stop more than any of the others.
All of the Packers except Tom Nash probably will be
ready to see action Sunday. Nash still is handicapped
by a bad leg and may have to sit on the sidelines. Larry
Marks and Bullet Baker, in view of their good showing
against Dayton last Sunday, probably will see a lot of
action against the Easterners. O'Boyle is almost a sure
starter at fullback and Eddie Kotal, Lewellen and Dunn
also will see their customary service in the backfield.
Every one of the linemen is likely to get into the game.
There are some good seats still to be had for the game
here Sunday. The Packer management announced
today. They can be had at the usual places about town
or at the Press-Gazette office any night this week.
BAYS EXPECT YEAR'S HARDEST GAME AGAINST
POTTSVILLE
NOVEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Expecting
one of the hardest games of the year when Pottsville
comes here Sunday, Capt. Lambeau has been running
his men through some of the toughest scrimmages of
the season in preparation for the contest. Defenses
against forward passes has been particularly stressed,
as it is in this department of the game that Pottsville
has displayed most of its strength this year. The Bays
also have been practicing several new running plays
that should gain a lot of ground against the Pottsville
team...IN GOOD SHAPE: All of the Packer players, 
with the exception of Tom Nash, are expected to be in
condition to play Sunday. Nash is still suffering from an
injury to his leg and it may be advisable to keep hm on the sidelines for another week or so. His loss will not be seriously felt however unless Dilweg or O'Donnell are injured. Both these veteran wingman have been
going in great style lately and are equal to any in the conference. The guard, tackle and center position likewise will be held down by stellar men on the Packer team Sunday against Pottsville. Darling, in view of his good showing against Dayton, is sure to see a lot of action again Sunday. By using Darling at center, Capt. Lambeau can have Jug Earpe at a tackle position where he shows up in an impressive way, and with Minick, Perry, Jones, Bowdoin, Woodin and Ashmore to alternate in the line, the Bays are expected to stop the thrusts of the plowing Tony La Tone and other Pottsville stars...TWO NEW MEN: Pottsville has another great team this year, and, with the addition of Earle and Merle Goodwin this week to its backfield, is sure to have plenty of offensive strength. Among the other stars with the Maroons are Kenneally of Boston, Rooney of Duluth, Cary of Lehigh, Budd of Bucknell, Pete Henry of Washington and Jefferson, Racis of Niagara, Kiesling of St. Thomas, Heinstein of Pittsburgh, Osborne of Pittsburgh, Blood of Duluth, Ernst of Penn State, Nelson of New York U, Norman of Cornell and Moran of Texas. Kiesling, Rooney and Blood all are former members of the Duluth Eskimos and are doing well with Pottsville. Pete Henry, the Pottsville coach and tackle, in a recent article in Colliers, was termed by John Heisman, a noted football authority, as one of the greatest if not the greatest tackles of all time. As this is the first time that Pottsville ever played in Wisconsin one of the largest crowd of the year is expected to be at the City stadium when the game gets underway at 2 p.m. Some good tickets still remain, however, and can be secured at the Press-Gazette office in the evenings and at the regular places about town.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOVEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Pottsville Maroons will do a bit of traveling this weekend. Sunday they are booked for a game in Green Bay with the Packers and then the Miners travel back to New York for an Election Day fray with the Giants...The Detroit Wolverines have a doubleheader booked with the 
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Having tasted of the fruits of victory against the Cardinals and Bears, the Packers evidently found it good and were after more Sunday, for they kept up their winning pace against the Dayton Triangles at the City stadium and turned back the Ohio invaders by a 17 to 0 score. The Bays ran their string of consecutive wins to three by applying an old theory to the game - that of getting a lead and then never allowing opponents to get within striking distance of their goal. They weren't satisfied with a three-point margin gained in the first period by a perfectly executed placekick by O'Boyle but added seven more in the second quarter by a touchdown and then to make it a little more impressive added a second touchdown in the last period.
O'BOYLE KICKS GOAL
To tell about the most outstanding part of the game 
would be rather difficult, as the contest was filled with
colorful dashes and plays. Perhaps it would be best to
start by relating how the Packers scored their points 
then tell about the action in the continuity as it 
transpired. The first Green Bay score came in the first
quarter after an exchange of punts gave the ball to the
Packers on the Dayton 33-yard line. Dunn brought it to
that point when Britton's punt was bad and Red took it
for a fifteen yard gain before he was dropped. Two line
plays then failed to gain much and O'Boyle dropped
back to the 16 yard line and with Red Dunn holding the
oval booted it over the uprights.
LEWELLEN GOES OVER
Red Dunn again gave the Packers their opening to
score in the second quarter when he brought back a
punt to the 43 yard line before he was stopped. Dunn,
O'Boyle and Lewellen then advanced it 20 yards on line
plunges. A pass from Lewellen to Eddie Kotal brought
the ball to the 3 yard line and Lewellen carried it over.
Eddie made a great catch of Lew's pass and fought his
way to the three yard line after being tackled, but could
not quite make it to the goal. Lew carried it over by 
going wide around right end behind perfect interference.
Late in the last period Dilweg intercepted a Dayton pass
on the 25 yard line and a pass and three line plunges
gave the Packers their final touchdown. Capt. Lambeau
who played the final half heaved the first pass, after
Dilweg's catch, to Marks who was downed on the 
Dayton 7 yard line. O'Boyle then plowed over right
guard for 4 yards and Marks tried left tackle but was
stopped without a gain. On the next play, O'Boyle went
over right tackle for a touchdown. He dropkicked the 
goal to make the score 17 to 0. At no time was Dayton
beyond the Packer 40 yard line and the Ohioans found
the going tough against the powerful Green Bay line.
They could make but two first downs against the Bays
and both of these came by forward passes.
GAIN 200 YARDS
In the meantime, the Packers also found it hard to gain
yardage through the center of the line, but plowed 
around the ends and off tackle for substantial gains,
making eight first downs by these modes of attack. 
They gained over 200 yards from scrimmage. In the first
quarter, the play was almost entirely in the Dayton
territory with the Packers having possession of the ball
most of the time. Lewellen's punting gave the Packers a
decided advantage and just before the field goal was
scored he punted out of bounds on the three yard line.
Britton's return punt was poor and Dunn returned it to
the 33 yard line as was related previously. The Packers
had possession of the ball most of the time in the 
second period. Whenever the Dayton team had the ball,
the Packer linemen charged in on the them breaking up
almost every play forcing them to punt.
O'BOYLE GAINS 32 YARDS
Britton got off his longest punt of the day soon after the
start of the second half, kicking the ball to the Packer
ten yard line from his own goal line. The ball sailed over
Baker's head and rolled out of bounds on the ten yard
mark. The ball wasn't in the Packer territory very long, however, as a few exchanges of punts and some brilliant runs by O'Boyle and Baker brought it into Dayton territory. O'Boyle made one gain of 32 yards in this period by cutting back over right tackle and eluding three Dayton men. In the final period Larry Marks started out soon after the quarter began by making a great left end run from the 44 yard line to the six yard line before he was stopped. Two line plays gained but a few yards and then a fumbled ball pushed the ball back to the twelve yard line. The fourth play was an incompleted pass over the goal line and Dayton took it over on their own 20 yard line. Dayton immediately started a passing attack - in a vain attempt to score. Two of their heaves were completed for a first ten but the third one was intercepted by Dilweg on the 25 yard line and from there, the Packers marched down to their third score.
DAYTON    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  3  7  0  7 - 17
1st - GB - O'Boyle, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 3-yard run (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
4th - GB - O'Boyle, 7-yard run (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
POTTSVILLE IN FIRST BAY INVASION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Pottsville Maroons, one of the strongest professional football teams in the country, will make their first invasion of Wisconsin Sunday when they come to Green Bay to take on the Packers. The two teams have met
but once since the National league was organized and
the game played in Pennsylvania resulted in the worst
defeat ever suffered by the Green Bay eleven. Pottsvillle
won the game, played on Thanksgiving Day, 1925, by a
31 to 0 score...FIRST EASTERN GAME: This was the
opening game of the Packers' first Eastern trip. There
were several reasons for the defeat, however, as the
Sunday before, the Packers met and were defeated by
the Bears and lost the services of several regulars. Cub
Buck, George Vergara, Ojay Larson and Charlie Mathys
were injured in the Bear game and unable to play. Capt.
Lambeau also was suffering from a bad knee and was
on the sidelines. The game marked Eddie Kotal's debut
as a pro gridder and he got away so big that many of 
the Pottsville natives thought the former Lawrence 
college star was Jimmy Crowley of Notre Dame "Four
Horsemen" fame. Crowley joined the Packers on this
trip east but not until the team played Philadelphia, 
several days after the contest against the Maroons. The
Maroon team that beat the Bays that year was rated as
one of the greatest of all time. French and Berry, two 
All-Americans, led the attack against the Packers, 
while La Tone, Racis, Stein, Budd, Osborne, Ernest and
Wentz also did good work. French and Berry have since
left the Maroon camp but the rest of those stars are still
with the team. The Packer squad was composed of
O'Donnell, Vergara and Wilkins, at ends; Cub Buck, 
Earpe and Jean, tackles; Abramson, Woodin and
Gardner, guards; Larson, center; Mathys, quarterback; Lambeau, Kotal, Norton and Lewellen, halfbacks, and Basing and Harris, fullbacks...STARS TO RETURN: Many of that same Packer team are still members of the Green Bay eleven and of those who have left the ranks, practically all will be back to see the two teams in action. An invitation to attend Sunday's game here has been extended to all of the former Packer players who performed with the team since its origin. Most of the men who have been invited already have signified their intentions of returning to Green Bay for the game which will be in the nature of the Packers' first Homecoming contest.
FOUR OFFICIALS WORK
OCTOBER 31 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe Carr of the National league announced today that four men would officiate at the Packer-Pottsville game at Green Bay Sunday. This is the first time in the history of the league that four men have worked in a western professional game. The officials are Bobbie Cahn, referee; Paul Christensen, umpire; O.A. Iverson, Sheboygan, head linesman, and George Downer, Milwaukee, field judge.
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Darling played his first full game of the season at center and turned in a fine exhibition. His passing was good and, on the defense, he broke through on several occasions to smear Dayton men for a loss. In the first quarter, Darling made a particularly good play by cutting through the line and throwing Britton for a six yard loss...Bowdoin also turned in a good game at left guard as Dayton was unable to gain a thing through his part of the line. Bowdoin also broke up several Dayton plays behind the line of scrimmage...Both Lavvie Dilweg and Dick O'Donnell turned in their customary brilliant work, intercepting several Dayton passes and stopping everything that came their way. On covering punts the two Packer wingmen were down on the man receiving the ball before he had a chance to get started. Just before the first period ended, both men hit Abbott on the 14 yard line as he received a punt at that position before he had a chance to move...In the third quarter, Earpe broke through the Dayton line and downed Sillin for a 13 yard loss. This was only one of the many good plays made by Jugger while he was in the game...In the final period after the Packers' second touchdown, Graham took the kickoff and tore 45 yards through most of the Packer team before he was stopped by O'Boyle. He nearly was free for a run for a touchdown, but O'Boyle made a dying tackle that stopped him...The day was ideal for football with just enough chill in the air to make the 3,100 fans present wrap blankets about their legs to keep warm...The American Legion Lumberjack band was on hand and again provided entertainment before the game and between halves.
POTTSVILLE SIGNS TWO NEW BACKFIELD STARS
OCTOBER 31 (Pottsville, PA) - The Pottsville Maroons today became the proud possessors of two new arrivals to their training camp, in the persons of Merle and Earl Goodwin, twins from Bucknell college, who were two of the outstanding backfield men in the east last year. The brothers worked out with the team today in preparation for the game with the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay Sunday. With the addition of the twins, the Maroons now boast of one of the strongest teams in the country, and are going through daily workouts and scrimmages in the hopes of handing the Packers the same treatment they did in 1925 when they knocked off the Wisconsin gridders by a 31 to 0 score. The Maroons and Packers have much in common in their football activities. The teams represent the two smallest cities in the National league and both always have had top-notch clubs...IS COMMUNITY TEAM: Here in the heart of the coal mine region, every person is a football fan and backs his team to the limit. It is much the same as in Green Bay where the Packers play in the land of dairy products and paper mills. The Maroons have never failed to finish out of the first division, and this year with the new men added to the team in addition to the veterans of past seasons, the Pottsville squad bids well to finish among the first three...HENRY IS COACH: Coach Pete Henry, said to be the greatest tackle of all time, directs and plays regularly with the Maroons. Among the other veterans with the Maroons are Tony La Tone, fullback, Barney Wentz, and Crab Ernst, quarter and halfbacks who alternate; Jack Norman and Moran also halfbacks. La Tone is one of the most colorful players on the Pottsville team. A product of the Pennsylvania coal regions, and one of the greatest line plungers in the country, La Tone never went to college and learned his football with prairie teams. La Tone's favorite expression when the Maroons need a few yards is "Give me dat ball".
MINER FULLBACK NO COLLEGE GRAD
NOVEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - Knute Rockne, the "Bald Eagle" of Notre Dame, is not the only football celebrity whose pate is as free from hair as the well-known billiard ball for the Pottsville football team of the National league boasts of one as well in the person of Tony LaTone, a native product of the Pennsylvania coal regions and one of the best backs in professional circles today. Pottsville will play the Packers here Sunday at the local stadium and gives Packer followers an opportunity to see in action for the first time a team which they have always wished to see since Pottsville inflicted a stinging 31 to 0 defeat on the Big Bay Blues away back in 1925. But getting back to this LaTone person. Here is one gridder who boasts of no college education. Tony's education consisted of about 4 grades in some obscure grammar school down Pennsylvania way and a lot of good hard knocks in facing the world after leaving school. Tony learned football in the same way he learned a lot of other things and that is by real intimate contact with the hard knocks which go along with learning the game. But suffice to say LaTone learned the game and learned it well for he rates as the most ferocious line plunger in the league and without a peer as a tackling backfielder and blocker. It was the work of this fellow more than any other which helped wallop the Packers three years ago. And on this same Pottsville team is another of the game's greatest. He is Pete Henry and no other authority than John Heisman who is writing a series of articles for Colliers rates Henry as the greatest tackle of all time. Heisman is one of the greatest coaches in the country. And then there is Herb Stein, who just a few years ago became famous at Pittsburgh for his great work at center. And Joe Rooney, who played with Duluth for several seasons, is at one of the ends and he needs no introduction to local fans. Another former Duluth player is Kiesling, who worked in the Eskimos' line at either guard or tackle, and Blood, a speedy halfback. These are not the only aces in the invaders' aggregation for every one of the team rates as a star but the entire group takes pride in the fact first, last and all the time that there are a team and function as such and not as a lot of individuals and it the team work that makes Pottsville one of the most feared elevens in the entire league.
two clubs right on their heels in the pennant chase. Saturday, Benny Friedman's team performs in Frankford, Pa., while on Sunday they are scheduled in Providence, R.I...The New York Yankees start their western tour on Sunday with a game in Chicago against the Bears. A week later, the Pyle-men are billed in Green Bay while on Nov. 18, the Gotham squad mingles again with the Detroit Wolverines...After being on the road for six weeks, the New York Giants open a long stay at the Polo grounds Sunday with a game against the Yellowjackets. The 1927 pro league champs hope to pick up lots of lost ground while at home...Jack Britton is earning his money with the Dayton Triangles. The former Illinois star is just about the whole show behind the line. He lugs the ball about every third time besides doing all the passing and punting...Pete Jackson, former Missouri star, has come through for the Detroit Wolverines. Jackson was off the gridiron for two seasons but he asked Manager Andrews for a chance at fullback and has filled the bill...Maxwell, former Notre Dame star, is proving a handy man to have around in the Yellowjacket camp. He started off the season at center but now Coach Weir is using him frequently at end. Maxwell talks as hard as he plays...Boob Darling has earned his spurs with the Packers. After a year on the bench, the recruit center played the entire game against Dayton and his brilliant defensive play was an outstanding feature of the contest...When it come to guard they don't make 'em much better than Michalske, the New York Yankee veteran. He follows the ball closely and is on top of every play...Several of the clubs have been making offers for a couple of Chicago Cardinal players but Manager Chris O'Brien is sticking tight so that he will have his club intact for the eastern invasion and the Bear game...Harvey and Hanny, a pair of heavyweight ends, are doing good service for the Providence Steamrollers. Hanny was with the Bears last fall while Harvey has played with several pro clubs. Both of them are fast for big fellows...Rosey Rosatti has won a berth with the New York Giants. He is a veteran tackle and has been on the postgraduate gridiron for six seasons. Rosatti knows football and is a topnotcher when playing on the defensive...Larry Walquist is back in the game again for the Chicago Bears. The former Illinois flash was gashed badly in the Giants' fray but he performed like the Walquist of old in the game with Benny Friedman's tribe...Tony LaTone is still good for a yard or two whenever given the ball. This plunging Pottsville backfielder seems to improve with old age. Tony doesn't worry about holes, he just brushes aside anything in his way...Once in a while some praise is heard for an official and George Lawrie, the Chicago referee, is being spoken of highly for his work. Lawrie is always right on top of the play and he hustles the teams along...The New York Giants drew first blood in their city feud with the Yanks to the tune of 10-7. Bruce Caldwell had one of his best days and he led the Giants' attack. Gibby Welch was very much in the limelight for the Yanks.
PACKERS READY FOR POTTSVILLE
NOVEMBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the
Packers and Maroons, representing the two smallest
cities in the NFL - Green Bay and Pottsville - clash at
the City stadium here Sunday, fans are expected to see
one of the hardest battles of the year. The two teams 
are about as evenly matched as any squads in the
country, and both have aspirations to finish among the 
first three in the league this year and the outcome of
Sunday's game may go a long way in determining the
final standing. Pottsville has lost two games, the same
as Green Bay. The New York Giants defeated them by
one touchdown and the Providence team did likewise. In
both of these games, however, Pottsville played on a par
to their opponents but lost out on breaks of the game.
​The Maroons defeated the Yankees, 9 to 7, in the only
other league game played.FIRST TRIP HERE: In games
played this year Pottsville has scored 131 points to 32
made by opposing teams. They opened the season with
a 34 to 0 victory over Harrisburg, and defeated Coaldale,
52 to 0, in the second game. Then they lost to the
Giants by a 12 to 6 score. In the fourth game, they
defeated Cincinnati, 14 to 0, and then beat the Yankees,
9 to 7. Last Sunday's game was lost to Providence by a
13 to 6 score. This will be the first time that Pottsville
ever has played in Wisconsin and it should be interesting to watch the boys from the Pennsylvania mining country can do against the dairy land lads who perform for the Packers. The Maroons, headed by Coach Pete Henry, left Pottsville yesterday in a private coach and are due here early Sunday morning. They will leave after the game and travel on to New York where they will play the Giants on Tuesday, Election Day. The Pottsville team is almost a duplicate of the Packer squad as far as history is concerned. The team started out as a hometown aggregation and like the Packers blossomed out until in 1924, it entered the National league...BEAT BAYS IN 1925: In 1925, the Pottsville team handed Green bay one of the worst defeats it ever experienced, winning by a 31 ro 0 score. Osborne, Wentz and Tony La Tone are but a few of the Maroon players of that year who are still with the team. The Packers have been putting in some hard training sessions this week in the hopes of avenging that 1925 defeat and as the men are in the best condition of the year, Capt. Lambeau is optimistic about his team's chances of winning. Tom Nash is the only player who probably will not be in shape to see action. All of the rest of the men have recovered from injuries and are likely to play. Nash still is handicapped by his injured leg and it is deemed advisable that he be given another week's rest...FORWARD PASSING GAME: Lollar, who was injured in the first game of the year here, also has practically recovered from his injury and may get into the game if he is needed. Cahoon and Red Dunn, who were ailing last week, are both in good shape again. The game may develop into an aerial contest with both teams heaving the oval on frequent plays. Pottsville has been particularly successful in this branch of play and is expected to use it frequently. The Packers likewise have used the forward passing offense to gain ground on frequent occasions. Invitations have been extended to all of the former Packer players to witness the game and take part in a "homecoming" celebration planned for the day. Some of the men who played with the team as far back as in 1918 will be among those present Sunday...OLD TIMERS RETURN: Among them are Jab Murray, now mayor of Marinette, who wore a Packer uniform for many years, Moose Gardner, who now is a prominent businessman of Ashland, Claude Taugher, a physician of Milwaukee, and Tubby Howard of Mondovi, Wis. Another who is expected is Gus Rosenow, the only one-armed player who ever wore a Green Bay uniform and who now is superintendent of schools at Niagara, Wis. The old-timers will run through a signal drill on the field between halves. Ticket sales this week have been good, club officials report, and one of the largest crowds of the season is expected to be on hand when the game gets underway at 2 p.m.