GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A charging army of Packer players swept down the field at the City stadium here Sunday afternoon like a Kansas tornado crashing down on a wheat field. The advance did not stop until the golden-jerseyed Bays chalked up a 9 to 0 victory against the Dayton Motors in the first NFL game of the season. More than 5,000 fans saw the teams in action. The Packers were on the offense continually, keeping the play in Dayton territory. The Ohioans constantly punted to keep out of danger and seldom carried the play into the Packer half of the field. The Packer goal line was never seriously threatened. The Packers executed 12 first downs to two for Dayton. The Packers outplayed and outclassed the Ohio eleven in the first half of the game and threatened to score on three occasions. The Dayton men put up a stubborn defense of their goal whenever it was threatened however, and the Packers could not cross the line. Soon after the start of the second half, it was apparent that the Packers were not to be denied. They started a march from the center of the field that took them down to the five-yard line in a series of smashes and passes. But again the Dayton team, backed up against its own goal, refused to let the Bays march onward. The Ohio line held as the Packers tried a plunge, but Verne Lewellen, winged-footed Brown county district attorney, raced far to the left and across the line to catch a pass thrown by Dunn for a score. Lew had to leap high into the air and take the ball into his arms. Dunn's placekick for an extra point was good and the Packers had a 7 to 0 advantage. 
PASS IS BAD
The other two points also came to the Packers in the third period. Buchanan, Dayton halfback, was back to
punt on his fourth down, on the play that gave the Bays two extra points. The ball from center sailed far over his head, and went beyond the end zone where it was downed, for a safety. The touchdown play made by Lewellen climaxed a day of outstanding work by the young district attorney. Lew thrilled spectators time after time, with great runs, twisting and pivoting through broken fields to gain many yards for the Packers. His punting, as usual, also was great. Lewellen wasn't the only Packer that turned in a great game. All of the backfield men worked smoothly and ripped through the Dayton squad for gains. The Packer line charged better than it has in many years, making fine holes for backfield men. Michalske and Perry were outstanding on the line, although the work of every other man also was above that of other seasons. Lavvie Dilweg came into his own again, going down on punts and breaking up plays, while Earpe and Darling handled the center position faultlessly, neither making a bad pass and blocking opposing linemen from coming through the center of the line.
HUBBARD LOOKS GOOD
Cal Hubbard, playing his first game in a Packer uniform,
proved a great help. He was pulled back to the roving
center position on the defense and played end on
offense, and in both places did fine work. The name of
McCrary also was on the lips of almost every fan after
the game. The former Georgia flash was hard to stop
whenever he carried the ball, and ripped off gains from
two to ten yards almost every try. Bo Molenda and
Lidberg, the other pair of Packer fullbacks, also played
great football. Bo's plunges in the first quarter were
responsible for two first downs and he backed up the
line nicely. The Packers made a pair of first downs in
the first quarter and a forward pass, Blood to Molenda,
gave them the ball on the Dayton 26 yard line. Molenda
made a fine catch of the ball to complete the pass. A
pair of penalties and a missed signal by Packer
backfield men resulted in another loss of ten yards and
the Bays were back on the 40 yard line as the quarter
ended. Blood punted over the goal line at the start of the
second quarter and after another exchange of punts
Dayton started play from its 20 yard line. Buchanan
then fumbled a low pass from center for a loss of 10
yards and on the next play punted out of danger.
MOLENDA INTERCEPTS PASS
After another exchange of punts, Dayton tried a forward
pass deep in its own territory that Molenda intercepted
and brought back to the Dayton 28 yard line before he
was downed. A pair of plays resulted in no gain for the
Packers and, on a forward pass play, Buchanan
intercepted for Dayton. Buchanan again punted and
Dunn brought the ball back to the 40 yard line and the
Packers again started a march down the field. Lewellen,
Kotal and McCrary alternated in carrying the ball on a
series of plays that brought the ball to the 7 yard line
but McCrary fumbled at this point, Dayton recovering.
Dayton again punted out of danger and the Packers had
to start their march over again. A sensational catch of a
forward pass by Lavvie Dilweg brought the Packers
back to the eight yard line soon after Dayton punted out
of danger, but again they failed to put the ball over the
goal line. Kotal advanced the ball three yards on a first
down, but McCrary and Dunn failed to gain and on the
fourth down, a pass over the goal line gave the ball to
Dayton on the twenty-yard strip. Dayton again punted
to midfield and Lewellen, McCrary and Kotal again
brought it back more than half the distance to the goal
line on a series of off-tackle smashes and end runs. A
pass was tried to Dilweg and Lavvie made a great
attempt to reach the ball but he was blocked by Dayton
player and could not quite reach the ball. The umpire
did not see the blocking so no penalty was inflicted on
Dayton.
KOTAL STARTS MARCH
After the kickoff to start the second half Kotal started
the march that ended in a touchdown by making 8 
yards through tackle. McCrary added six more yards 
for a first down and then Lewellen went around left end
for six yards. A penalty on Dayton for offside play
helped advance the ball further and McCrary and
Lewellen continued to pound Dayton's ends for gains 
from two to ten yards. Dunn and Kotal also helped in
the parade giving excellent interference. The Bays made
it first down and goal to gain on the Dayton five yard
line. A line buck failed and Dunn dropped back as
Lewellen raced to the left and took Red's long pass for
a touchdown. Dunn's placekick went squarely between
the uprights for the extra point. After the kickoff, Sillin
tried a pass which Dilweg knocked down and then
Dayton was guilty of holding and received a 15-yard
penalty. On the next play Buchanan went back to punt
but fumbled the ball and Cahoon and Michalske downed
him on the one yard line. On the next play the center
passed the ball high over Buchanan's head as the latter
was back to punt. The ball went beyond the end zone
and as a result counted a safety for the Packers. The
Packers had possession of the ball most of the time in
the final quarter but failed to cross the line. A forward
pass to Eddie Kotal put the Bays in scoring distance on one occasions but they lost it soon after that when Buchanan intercepted another heave. A few minutes later, Dilweg intercepted a Dayton pass and the Packers took the ball back to the 33 yard line. Dunn punted out of bounds on the 24 yard line when the team failed to gain consistently and Dayton again started a desperate forward passing attack. O'Donnell intercepted the first heave and brought the ball back to the Dayton 10 yard line before he was stopped. Hill made four yards and Lidberg added another pair. Hill then went over center for two yards and on the fourth down Kotal tried to make the final pair but was stopped a yard short of the goal and the ball went to Dayon on its own one yard line.
DAYTON    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  0  9  0 -  9
3rd - GB - Lewellen, 30-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - GB - Safety, Steve Buchanan tackled in the end zone trying to punt GREEN BAY 9-0
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers made 176 yards from scrimmage formations, while Dayton could gain but 62 yards during the game...In the forward passing department of the game, Green Bay completed five passes out of 18 tried for gains totaling 62 yards. Dayton completed two passes netting 13 yards. The Ohioans tried nine passes...Punts for Blood, Lewellen and Dunn average 49 yards. Lewellen had the longest punt of the day, a boot of 63 yards. Buchanan averaged 42 yards in his punting...Red Smith went into the game a few minutes before the end and did some good work. He was not in the game long enough to give fans a chance to judge his ability...The Packer veterans all turned in good games. Cahoon and Ashmore charged through in fine shape from the tackle positions and Bowdoin and Woodin were in several plays from their posts at guard. Whitey made a number of good tackles behind the line of scrimmage to stop Dayton men before they got started. Dick O'Donnell also played up to his usual standard and was always dangerous. Hill also played a few minutes in the last half and showed up well. The former Stanford star made three nice gains on runs through the line...Blood showed up well the short period he was in the game. His punting is very good and he appears to be a capable blocker and runner...Singleton, much-heralded triple threat star, who was expected to burn up the gridiron for Dayton, was unable to play as he sprung a charley horse in practice Friday...Buchanan and Graham were outstanding for Dayton. Buchanan did all of the kicking for his team and did most of the ground gaining. Graham was in almost every play, getting more than half of the tackles...The Vita-Vox public address system was used again to give spectators a running account of the game. The broadcast came through the courtesy of the Platten radio company and told of substitutions and men making plays...Dr W.W. Kelly, president of the Packer club, addressed the fans between halves, urging their support in the Community Chest drive which begins here on Monday. Dr. Kelly's address was well received...Red Dunn played his usual brilliant game of ball, sighting every opening, and making most of it. Dunn is a great field general and handles punts in a fashion that satisfies the most exacting fan.
PREPARE FOR GREEN BAY INVASION
SEPTEMBER 24 (Chicago) - With a lineup of new football celebrities whp Sunday took their first victory of the season from the Minneapolis Marines by a count of 19 to 6, the Chicago Bears began this week to prepare for what is likely to be one of the toughest engagements.on their schedule, the tussle with the Green Bay Packers in the Badger city next Sunday. From the appearance of things the Sept. 29 game will decide the football supremacy of the middle west in pro circles. In Green Bay, a town of less than 40,000 the citizens turn out each year to support one of the hardest fighting and snappiest gridiron team in the professional circle. Past years have proven to the Bears
and to other contenders for honors that the Packers are
a hard nut to crack, and rumors from up north this year
indicate that the job is going to be tougher this year
than ever before. But fortified as the Packers with a first
class importation of new blood, they will find the Bears
giving them more opposition Sunday than in other
years. These two teams, presenting in their lineups the
cream of the football world, give promise of offering as
entertaining a contest as has been seen on any field in
the country..PADDY BACK AGAIN: All of the old timers
come famous through their association with the Bears
are back in uniform, and playing true to style in the
practice sessions. Paddy Driscoll, perhaps the best
known veteran pro in the country, is back in moleskins
again this year. Joey Sternaman, Walquist, Sturtridge,
Senn, Trafton, White, Murray and Evans, all of whom 
have been instrumental in making Bear history, are
back again, and playing their usual superior brand of
ball. The most outstanding addition to the Bear lineup for the 1929 season needs no interruptions to the reading public. Reams of newspaper publicity during his days at Illinois, a career at the vaudeville stage, and a record with the New York Yankees under C.C. Pyle have placed his name in the foreground wherever football is a topic of discussion. He is Harold "Red" Grange, probably the most spectacular gridiron star in all annals of the sport...GRANGE AT HALFBACK: Grange is holding down the halfback position with the Bears this year, and is doing consistent gaining, and no small amount of flashy open field running. Another Grange, also of Illinois and Red's brother, is taking care of one of the ends and is also an addition to the Bear lineup. Others who are supplementing the famous veteran backfield mentioned are Holmer, of Northwestern, and Elnes, who did his college punting at Bradley. Holmer has been cutting up opposing linemen at the fullback position in the early workouts, while Elnes is doing some flashy work at quarterback, relieving Sternaman. Fleckenstein is back again, playing a guard position with his usual cleverness, while new guards in the lineup are Richman, Illinois; Garison, Oregon Aggies; and Kopcha, Chattanooga U. Richman weighs 186, and is a fast man, while Garison weighs in at 200 and Kopcha 203...CUNNINGHAM AT END: A few husky tackle also have been added to the Bear payroll. Ryan, Detroit U; Maillard, Creighton; and Long, also of Detroit U, are the new men at these positions. They weigh 199, 190 and 191, respectively. Cunningham, am Ohio State product, fast and shifty despite his 210 pounds, is playing the left end, alternating with Johnson, who hails from Northwestern and who covers a lot of ground. The right end of the line is being held down by Richards, one of the lightest of the candidates, and a former Illinois star. He weighs 174, and is alternating at his position with Garland Grange.
RED HEARDEN TO PLAY WITH CHICAGO BEARS
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Thomas "Red" Hearden, former East high star, who also did
outstanding work on Notre Dame's backfield before coming to the Green Bay Packers, has been signed by
the Chicago Bears and will be seen in action here Sunday against his former teammates, according to an announcement received here today from Chicago. Red has been practicing law in Green Bay since his graduation from Notre Dame and played on the Packer
team in 1927 and 1928. An injury to his leg forced him
to give up the professional game early in the season
last year, so he did not see much action. He has fully
recovered, according to the announcement from Bear
headquarters and is in shape. Brute Trafton, giant
center and one of the greatest box office attractions in
professional football, also will be seen in action here
Sunday with the Bears according to the announcement.
It was thought that Trafton was through with football
after last season, but evidently he thinks he still can
worry the Packers. To accommodate an unusual
demand for tickets for the game Sunday, the Packer
management has done its utmost to secure more than
9,000 seats. All will be reserved and only small room
left open for standing. Contrary to reports, tickets are
available for bleacher seats, management announces.
Others are being taken daily, but fans are warned that
reservations received after Thursday evening probably
will not be filled as the tickets are going fast. The ticket
​office at the Press-Gazette is open daily and in the
evenings. "The management is doing all it can to secure
seats for all fans for the Bear-Packer game here 
Sunday," Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the club said
today. "Bleacher seats have been loaned by the
Manitowoc Fair association, Seymour fair association,
East and West high school and many public spirited
organizations, and we hope to seat over 9,000 persons at the game. Rumors that the seats are sold out should not be accepted as final, as we still have some bleacher seats left. Fans should not accept these rumors until they apply at the box office of The Press-Gazette."
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 9, Dayton Triangles (0-1) 0
​Sunday September 22nd 1929 (at Green Bay)
"BRUTE" TRAFTON IS REINSTATED BY BEAR MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 26 (Chicago) - "Brute" Trafton, the ferocious center of the Chicago Bears, is the greatest box office attraction known in Green Bay. The Bears are coming here for their annual tilt with the Packers next
Sunday, and Trafton has been reinstated and will be in the game. The news has gone abroad, and the management of the Packers football team may have to
call on the police for assistance in keeping order during
the ticket sale. Of course the Bears boast the presence
of Harold "Red" Grange, Paddy Driscoll, and others of
worldwide fame in the professional football field, but the
bloody, bonecrushing Trafton is the mane that furnishes
the basic appeal,and makes the turnstiles click. To
accommodate the unusual demand for seats in the City
Stadium next Sunday the Packers management has
begged and borrowed benches and bleachers until they
are now prepared to seat approximately 9,400 people.
All of the season have been reserved so that they will
be no rush at the field for any of them. Only two small
areas have been left open for standing room. Contrary
to reports there are still seats available in the park,
orders are being taken, and seats sold daily. All
reservations should be taken by Thursday, the
management warns. To accommodate the fans in their
efforts to secure seats in the ticket office in the Press-
Gazette building is being kept open all day long and
each night. This plan will be in force up to the opening
of the game. Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Green Bay
Football Corporation, issued the following soothing
words to the fans who are worried about seats this
morning: "The management of the Packer Football Club
is doing everything in its power to accommodate the
greatest number of people with the least inconvenience
to the fans for the Bear game here Sunday. We have
gone into the highways and the byways to beg and
borrow seats for the game. The Northeastern Wisconsin
Fair Association, Green Bay Park Board, Manitowoc
Fair Association, the Seymour Fair Association, Green
Bay East and West high schools and many other public
spirited organizations in this section of the state have
responded to our appeals, and we are now in position
to seat over 9,000 people at the park. In addition there
will be standing room for nearly 1,000 more. However,
we hope that there will be seats enough for all. To
enable persons to purchase seats with least possible
inconvenience the box office in the Press-Gazette
building will be kept open all day and late night. There
are still many seats available for the game. The seating
capacity of the past has been enlarged almost daily for
the past week or more, and rumors to the effect that the
stadium had been sold out should not be accepted as
final by any fan until he has made application at the
box office." Seats are going rapidly, the management
has not had time to check up yet to determine the
exact number of seats sold so far, but it is safe to say
that the crowd will be the largest ever assembled in
Green Bay for a game of any kind. The ticket sellers
have been obliged to call upon extra help to keep up
with the sales during the evening. On several occasions
the line at the Press-Gazette office formed at the door
of the ticket office, then tallied down the stairs and out
on the sidewalk.
LARGEST CROWD IN HISTORY MAY SEE PACKER-
BEAR GAME
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With but
a few hundred tickets let, a sellout for the Bear-Packer
game at the City stadium is assured and the Green
Bay Football corporation has mapped plans to handle
the biggest crowd that ever witnessed a professional
gridiron game in Wisconsin. Extra gate men, more
ushers and additional police will be on duty at the park.
Park attendants equipped with megaphones will help
direct the spectators to the right seats. There is a
possibility that some members of the Naval militia
together with a Boy Scouts' unit will be on hand to act
as park police. The gates will open promptly at 12:15
p.m. Spectators are urged by the management to come
earlier than usual to help avoid the last minute rush.
Everyone is asked to hold its own ticket on entering the
park. This will greatly help men at the gates. Holders of
reserve seat tickets (there will be 9,332 of these) are
advised to be sure and get their reserved seat stubs
back from the gate men. Often this is forgotten and it
just adds to the unnecessary scrambling for seats. The
management has provided standing room for about
1,500. The open spaces are located at the northwest
and southeast corners of the gridiron. The early birds of
the standing room contingent will get the best spots. 
The playing field is completely surrounded with stands.
Sections A, B, C, D are located in the big grandstands
on the north side of the field while sections E, F, G, and
H are directly across on the south side. Sections U, W,
M, L, X, Z and O are located along the southwest, west
and northwest sides of the field while Sections P, Q, R,
S and T are put up along the northeast, southeast and
east sides of the gridiron. Bench seat Section J is on
the north side of the field between the 40 yard lines
while bench seat Section K occupies the same position
on the south side. There will also be about 275 extra
bench seats placed inside of the gridiron fence at the
west and east ends of the playing field.
BUD LAABS WILL PLAY WITH OSHKOSH ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 28 (Oshkosh) - Bud Laabs, former Beloit
college grid star, has been secured by the newly
organized Oshkosh professional football team for a
halfback position, it has been announced. Laabs will
play in the opening game with the Pullman Panthers at
Chicago tomorrow. Laabs, who will play with the 
Oshkosh eleven tomorrow, worked out with the Packers
for a few weeks but left this week to play with Oshkosh.
Capt. Lambeau offered him a chance with Boston, but
the former Beloit star declined. Slick Lollar, who played
on the Green Bay Packer team the start of the 1928
season, also has been signed by the Oshkosh team,
according to word received here today. Lollar is a 
fullback. He was injured early in the 1928 season and
did not get much of a chance to show his ability.
​BEARS AND PACKERS CLASH SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - From 
the throats of 11,000 or more football fans, a mighty
cheer will go out tomorrow afternoon at the City stadium
​as the Packers trot out on the field to battle their 
ancient enemies, the Chicago Bears. Interest in the game is high throughout the state and the largest crowd in the history of the sport here is expected. Extra bleachers have been installed and seats have been provided for nearly 10,000 fans. Additional standing room for about 1,000 persons also is available. The contest will start promptly at 2 p.m. The game will be between the best team Green Bay ever put on the field and the best eleven the Bears ever sent into the game. You can take Capt. "Curly" Lambeau's word for that and nearly every fan will agree with him...USE DRIVING ATTACKS: Both elevens are expected to use powerful running and driving attacks built around swift backfield men who are deadly blockers. Forward pass plays with fleet receivers on the coaching end also may play an important part in the proceedings. The Bears will present the former Illini flash, Red Grange, in a backfield role, with running mates such as Paddy Driscoll, Sternaman, Strutridge, Holmer and many others whose fame has proceeded them. Then there will be "The Brute", Trafton, whose appearance on the field always brings forth hoots and carcalls from the fans. The jeers mean little, however, as everyone recognizes the power and ability of the giant Bear center, and fear the consequence when he is in the game...FLECKENSTEIN IN GAME: Trafton will be flanked by
Fleckenstein, who knows no fear while in a football game, and Garison, former Oregon Aggie star and regarded as one of the the greatest linemen ever developed on the Pacific coast. He also will have Evans, Long, Murry and Ryan at tackle positions to say nothing of Johnsos, Garland Grange and Cunningham at ends. This squad of linemen should prove equal to the task of stopping the charging Packers. On the other hand, the Bay team, as formed this year, certainly will not be idle while the Bears try to stop their charges. With four of the best ends in the country ready for duty, to say nothing of a big squad of a linemen, who incidentally, have only allowed three first downs to be made through them this year, the Bears may find the going tough...ANYTHING MAY HAPPEN: Then there will be the always dangerous Verne Lewellen, Bo Molenda, Eddie Kotal, McCrary, Baker and all of the rest of the Bay backfield aces who are set to make life miserable for the Chicago outfit. Capt. Lambeau has kept his squad working at a high rate of speed throughout the week. It hasn't taken much to put the team on edge for this game, as the natural rivalry that has existed for many years does this for him. Anything is liable to happen in the game. A sudden forward pass attack, launched by the Packers, may send across the winning touchdown, but a similar attack launched by the Bears might also do the same thing and the shifty Red Grange might get loose and display some of his great open field running that made him famous at Illinois. Regardless of what might happen, one thing is sure, and that is that it will be a great game.
PACKERS PREPARED FOR INVASION OF CHICAGO BEARS
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - The most important
game in the NFL will be that between the Green Bay
Packers and the Chicago Bears at the City Stadium
here Sunday afternoon. The contest may have an
important bearing on the final determination of the
national championship, but beyond that it is a struggle
for blood between the two greatest rivals in the league.
So far as the Packers followers are concerned it would
profit them nothing to defeat all of the other teams in the
league if they lost to the Bears. That is why 10,000
seats in the stadium have been sold and the Bulls in
this Bear market are clamoring for the extra benches
and standing room in the park. Percival (Brute) Trafton,
the huge and talkative center for the Bears, is the man
responsible for the great rush of blood thirsty fans to the
box officer. Trafton is on every tongue in Green Bay and
the fans will jeer every act of the Neanderthal linesman
while he is on the field, but they all love him. They only
wish he was in the shipbuilding business during the war
so they could really say something mean about him,
and still pay to see him play football. Of course the
followers of football know that their adored enemy
Paddy Driscoll will be on the field, threatening the Bays
with defeat every minute, and then too the world famous
Red Grange, the galloping ghost of Illinois will also be
present. All of this is profit for the fans, they get their
money's worth out of Trafton. Sternaman, Walquist,
Senn, White, Evans, Strutridge, all the Bear lineup is
well known to Green Bay fans, as well known as the
lineup of the Packers, and respected. That is why they
are crowding the box office. No one in Green Bay is
conceding an easy victory to the Bears or an
unqualifiedly claiming that the Packers will win. Some
even money can be found but no bettors are laying
down their money without trying to jockey his opponent
into giving him the ties. The temperature of the Green
Bay fans is rising slowly, and will probably be at the
danger point when the referee sounds the whistle for
the kickoff Sunday afternoon. The Packers have a small
army of players, many of them newly in the local
uniforms. They have tried out against Portsmouth and
Dayton, and all of them looked good. So good in fact
that the fans have a thousand differences of opinion as
to the result of the baptismal fire of the Bear game. Old
Jug Earpe has been dodging Trafton around at center for
years without losing his temper, and the fans are
depending on him. Other oldtimers and veterans of
many battle with the Packers are Lewellen, O'Donnell,
Kotal, Dunn, Baker, Dillweg, Darling, Wooding, Perry,
Cahoon, Lidberg, Bowdoin, Ashmore their performances
are known. But in the grist of new men may be used
Sunday are Hill, Smith, Young, Laabs, Evans, Blood, Molenda, McCrary, Kern, Michalske, Earpe, Hubbard. The fans have been watching them with eagle eyes in practice and in the opening games. But is is what they do against the Bears that counts.
BEARS PLAY PACKERS TODAY
SEPTEMBER 29 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears, who have announced their desire to bring the NFL championship to Wrigley field and make this sports business unanimous for the north side, will play the Packers today at Green Bay. If the reorganized Bear eleven can conquer their old rivals they are well on their way to achievement of that title desire. The Bears know what they are up against today, for the Packers have the same lineup as last season. The Green Bay offense again will feature passing by Dunn and plunging by Lewellen, with a bit of open field running by the black haired Kotal, who persists in refusing to wear a headguard...BEARS WIN OPENER: Although the Bears won their opening league engagement last Sunday, defeating Herb Joesting's Minneapolis eleven, 19 to 6, today's game will be a more thorough test of the squad. Among the newcomers is Red Grange, once the peerless halfback who set the football world on end when he joined the Bears at the end of the Big Ten season in 1925. Walter Holmer, Northwestern's all-conference fullback last year, is another added starter in the backfield, which includes Senn, Driscoll, Sternaman, Walquist and White from last year's team. The Cubs' World Series activities will keep the Bears from starting their home season until Oct. 20, when they meet the Chicago Cardinals.
The full text of the Ohio Historical Marker reads:
"On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two professional teams of the American Professional Football Association, a league that would become the National Football League (NFL), was held on this field within Triangle Park. In that game, the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangle's Lou Partlow scored the first touchdown and George "Hobby" Kinderdine kicked the first extra point. Three factories founded by Dayton business-men Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering sponsored the Dayton Triangles team. The factories were the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), Dayton Metal Products Company (D.M.P.Co.), and Domestic Engineering Company (DECO), later call Delco-Light. They formed an industrial triangle of plants in downtown Dayton."