GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(PORTSMOUTH) - The Green Bay Packers wrote football history here Sunday afternoon at the Universal stadium as they won the national professional football for the second year in succession by battling the Portsmouth Spartans to 6-6 verdict in a game that ​was a he-man's exhibition of football from the first to last whistle. A partisan crowd of some 4,500 fans watched the encounter and the Spartan fans couldn't help but give a hand when the national champions launched their aerial attack at frequent intervals during the engagement. On the other the same spectators nearly raised the skies when Bennett, Lumpkin or McClain would puncture the Bay forward wall for gains, which in a football way spelled first downs. There was little love lost on either side but the officials kept the game pretty well in hand and aside from some unnecessary piling up, the crucial fracas  was fairly cleanly played. The Spartans looked like a vastly different team that took a 47 to 13 walloping in Green Bay. The addition of Douds, Graham and Smith ​greatly strengthened the Portsmouth front line while Frosty Peters, former Illinois star, was a continual threat in the backfield. Douds, who is playing his first year in pro ranks, looked like one of the best tackles  the twin champions have faced in several seasons.
PLENTY OF PENALTIES
As usual the Bays took it on the nose via the penalty
route. Two fifteen yard afflictions came in the last
couple of minutes of play and the Packers were made
as hornets but it was so near the close that they just
sawed woods and smeared Coach Griffen's outfit all the
harder. So far as the exhibition of the Packers, it was
second to none. Coach Lambeau's team played the
brand of ball that only national champions can and they
were on their toes every minute. It was one of the best
games the Bays have played all season. The line was
charging like demons on every play while the backs
fought like wild men for an extra inch of ground. So far
as battles are concerned, it was just as tough a game
as that memorable skirmish with the Chicago Bears on
November 9. It was lucky for Green Bay the Portsmouth
tribe played super human football. The Ohioans line
crashing attack was superb but when they got down in
scoring distance the Packers would stiffen their backs
and more than once the famous "Father" Lumpkin 
probably wished he was back at Georgia Tech mixing
with some of the rah rah boys. At that this Lumpkin is
a great footballer and he has won a home here in
Portsmouth. Monday night, they are staging a dance
for him at the city's leading ballroom. There was a lot of
dramatics connected with the ball game.
PACKERS JUBILANT
Lambeau and Griffen, the opposing coaches, haven't
much use for each other and they both must have
marched about 'steen miles up and down in front of 
their respective benches. Dame rumor has it here that
Griffen is fighting for his job. However, the Portsmouth
authorities would be foolish to grease the skids for the
​former Iowa center after the game that his club played
against the twin champions. Speaking of school boys,
the army of Packer followers back there in Wisconsin
would have got a great kick out of it if they would have
been in the stands to see the Packers scamper off the
field after the final whistle blew and the championship 
was cinched. Johnny Blood did a double handspring
while Red Dunn, who played the game of games, had a
grin on his face that stretched from ear to ear. Along
the Packer bench the yellow sweaters were tossed high
in the air and even President Joannes did a fancy step
as the players dashed to their bus which was to take
them on the first lap to God's country and a celebration
which will probably re-echo from coast to coast.
PRESIDENT CARR ATTENDS
The game was of national importance, speaking in a
football way, as scribes from a dozen different cities
were in attendance. Each one of the Milwaukee papers
had a scribe on hands and they are all following the 
twin champions right up to Green Bay for anything and
everything. The Chicago Tribune had a man on the job
as well as the Ohio State Journal, the Akron Times, the
Canton Repository and the Ashland Press. President
Joe F. Carr of the NFL was among those present. It
was the first time this year he has seen the Packers in
action. During the game, he sat in box No. 11 and
smoked a brand of cigars called "Ruskins". He seemed
to enjoy himself and after it was all over he came to the
hotel and sent this message to Green Bay: "My
congratulations. When the smallest city in the league
can win the championship twice in a row it's something
to be proud of and I am just as proud of Green Bay as
any of the hundred Packers followers up in Wisconsin."
PLAYED GREAT GAME
Getting back to the ball fame, the Packers didn't waste
much time in breaking the ice. The Packers kicked off
and several exchanges of kicks followed. The Packers
finally got set when in possession of the ball on the 45
yard line. Then the twin champions passed, bucked 
and squirmed their way through for several first downs.
This took the cowhide pretty well into Portsmouth
territory. A couple of plays negotiated a few yards and
finally Red Dunn zipped a pass to Wuert Englemann 
and the South Dakota Jackrabbit leaped over a couple
of chalk marks for a score. It was the new touchdown
play and the identical one that Johnny Blood counted
on in the game at Green Bay against the New York
Giants. Dunn failed the goal kick. After the score the
Packers kicked off and it was about even up for the
remainder of the quarter when time was called the
Spartans had the ball on their own 40-yard line. The
second quarter furnished plenty of thrills. Right off the
bat interference was called on the Packers on a long
Portsmouth pass and the ball went to the Spartans on
the Bays' 12-yard line but Portsmouth could not score
after three rushes. A pass was caught out of bounds
and the ball reverted to Green Bay on its 20 yard line.
HIT WEAK SPOT
Lewellen soon kicked and Portsmouth started its
touchdown drive from the 31 yard line, the Spartans
found a spot on the left side of the Green Bay line. 
They hit it plenty for first downs galore. Finally Bennett
plunged over for a touchdown and Tiny Lewis who had
not missed a goal after touchdown preceded to blow 
the try for the extra point. This knotted the count and
the scoring for the day was finished. Following this touchdown, the Spartans were pretty frisky but the Bays held them in check and it was about even up for the remainder of the period when halftime was called. Portsmouth had just received a punt and the ball was in their possession on their own 15-yard line.
DILWEG AND NASH STAR
The Packers received at the start of the third quarter and an exchange of kicks saw Portsmouth on the short end. Dilweg and Nash, the Bay wingmen, were down the field like express trains under Johnny Blood's punts and the Portsmouth receiver had a dickens of a time getting anywhere. Finally the Packers clicked for several first downs and it looked as if they might come through with a score but Portsmouth intercepted a pass in the shadow of its goal posts and the threat was over as the natives heaved a sigh of relief. So far as yardage goes the Bays had all the best of the third round and when time was called for the quarter it was Green Bay's ball in midfield. Both teams set out to do or die as the final frame got underway and it was give and take on both sides. Right at the start of the frame, a Packers punt drove the Spartans back to their 13 yard line. Then the pesky Bennett got away for a 20 yard dash and the complexion of the game changed a bit. Bennett was injured on the play and he went to the showers. Dilweg intercepted a Portsmouth pass but this was offset by a Packer fumble and the Spartans regained the ball in midfield.
CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON
Portsmouth made a first down, by inches, and Referee Durfee's yardstick. But here the Packers held tight. A jaunt around end resulted in a five-yard loss. A pass went haywire and an attempted line rush netted but a couple of yards. Then came the climax of the game. Portsmouth planned a pass but the Bay forwards rushed Lumpkin so he started to run. However, Boob Darling who had replaced Earpe cut through and nabbed Lumpkin just a yard and a half short of a first down. This closed the book on Portsmouth. The Bays punted and a Portsmouth pas was nabbed by Johnny Blood. Then came a couple of penalties but the Packers were playing for time. Finally a punt went out of bounds on the Portsmouth 18 yard line and after the second play later the gun popped and the Packers had copped their second championship in succession, something that no other professional club has ever been successful in accomplishing.
​GREEN BAY  -  6  0  0  0 - 6
PORTSMOUTH -  0  6  0  0 - 6
1st - GB - Engelmann, 15-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - PORT - Chuck Bennett, 8-yard run (Tiny Lewis kick failed) TIED 6-6
NEWS AND NOTES
GREEN BAY CELEBRATES FOR ITS GRID CHAMPS
DECEMBER 15 (Green Bay) - Green Bay, as a city, will attempt to outdo itself Monday night in welcoming Curly Lambeau's conquering football heroes, who Sunday afternoon won their second straight national championship by holding the Portsmouth Spartans to a
6 to 6 tie. Anticipating a victory or at least a tie Packer
fans made all arrangements for a riotous homecoming
before the team hit south for its final game. Roy North
of the Green Bay Association of Commerce is in charge
of the welcome. The Packers will arrive in Green Bay
Monday night at 8:30 o' clock over the Northwestern
road. Red lights along the railroad's thoroughfare will
show the way the last few miles.At the station, all
Packer fans have been invited to welcome the squad,
and if they turn out this year as they did in 1929, this
will mean five or six thousand at least. Home again, the
players will be taken to the Columbus Community club
where Mayor John Diener and members of the council
will officially welcome them to the Bay. Tuesday night
the civic banquet in honor of the team will be held at the
Beaumont Hotel with George Little, athletic director,
University of Wisconsin; Jim Masker, Big Ten official;
city officials, and the team, of course, as guests. With
so many persons getting up and telling the world all
about it the celebration will probably last until the last
milkman has made his way home. Distribution will also
be made here of the $5,000 purse raised by Packer
fans for their heroes. The party Tuesday will bring the curtain down on the season, the second straight in which the Packers have smashed through to the national championship. A few days later and the men who carried Green Bay's banners over the ramparts so successfully will scatter all over the country. Paul Fitzgibbons, halfback, a graduate of Creighton and Rush medical school, will hike out to the west coast where on January 1 he will begin his internship in the Los Angeles General Hospital. Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, will return to his home in Minneapolis for awhile and then probably hit the ever beckoning trail. The vagabond says he would like to see the pyramids of Egypt and as likely as not he will make his way there. Verne Lewellen, halfback and district attorney of Brown County, will remain in the Bay of course. He was only recently re-elected to a two-year term. Tom Nash, end, Washington, Georgia, will return to his home in the south to wait the coming of the baseball season. A member of the Asheville club in the Sally League last year Nash was purchased by the New York Giants last summer and will report to them in Florida in February. Richard O'Donnell, end, one of the oldest men on the club, will also stay in Green Bay. He owns "The Spot", a recreation parlor. Red Dunn, quarterback, will be back in Milwaukee for a few days, briefcase in hand and ready to sell insurance policies of all sizes. Hurdis McCrary of Bricknell, Ind., a graduate of Georgia, will remain in Green Bay and start work the first of the year in the offices of Hoberg Paper Mills, and Arnie Herber, a Green Bay boy, will also stay home to resume his work with a De Pere beverage company. So will Dave Zuidmulder, another Green Bay produce who works for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. Bo Molenda likes California's sunshine, so after the banquet he and his wife will head to Los Angeles. Bo plays winter baseball on the coast. He is a pitcher. He plays semi-pro ball in Detroit during the summer. "There ain't a spot like Texas," croons Mule Wilson, recent addition to the club. Mule, a graduate of Texas Aggies, will help his father manage the family ranch at Honey Creek, Tex. Wuert Englemann of Miller, S.D., likes it so well in Green Bay he intended to stay here through the winter. Claude Perry, tackle, of Jasper, Ala., will also remain in the north. He sells insurance at Green Bay. Lavvie Dilweg, end, Marquette, Jugger Earpe, center, Monmouth, and Whitey Woodin, guard, Marquette, will also remain at the Bay. Dilweg is a lawyer, Earpe a bond salesman and Woodin a sales manager of an automobile company. Cal Hubbard will return to his home in Pittsburgh to await the start of another baseball season. He is an umpire and a good one, so good that the International League wants him to work next summer. He worked in the Sally League last season. Bill Kern, tackle, will also go to Pittsburgh. Mike Michalske, guard, will also spend the winter, spring and summer helping his father run a trucking business in Cleveland. It's no snap, either, because the company operates 112 trucks. Bernie Darling, center; Red Sleight, tackle; and Jim Bowdoin, guard, all now call Green Bay their home. Darling works in an insurance agency, Bowdoin for a construction company and Sleight for a constructional engineering company. Merle Zuver, who taught school at Ironton last summer, plans to return to the University of Nebraska where he will take up medicine. Which leaves only Curly Lambeau, the coach. Curly is in the insurance business and after a season like this business ought to boom. So to the four winds they will scatter for nine months. Early September will find them dropping their pencils, or briefcases, or cranes, or whatever they use, however,. and beating back to Green Bay. Football is in their blood. They like it.
PACKERS AFTER NEW PLAYERS
DECEMBER 15 (Portsmouth, OH) - There was too much excitement in the Green Bay camp Sunday night after the 6 to 6 tie with Portsmouth to talk about prospects for 1931. It isn't any secret, however, that some of the boys have played their last game in Packer spangles. As in any other sport, a team in football can't go on forever. Age takes its toll. The Packers know this and, as likely as not, they will break up this year's combination with some radical changes. Nothing definite has been done about lining up new players for 1931, but the Packers have started to look over the field. George Van Biber, Purdue's tackle, has caught their eye, as have also Dodd, Tennessee's sensational young quarterback; Milo Lubratovich of Wisconsin; Singleton, Alabama tackle; Leo Jensvold, Iowa's flashy halfback; Red Bultman, Marquette center, and one or two Notre Dame boys. To get a better line on some of the stars, Coach Curly Lambeau may go to the cost during the holidays for the All-Star East-West game. Lambeau was not satisfied with the blocking his backs did in general, and he plans to improve this next fall by starting practice 10 days or two weeks earlier
Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) 6, Portsmouth Spartans (5-6-3) 6 (T)
​Sunday December 14th 1930 (at Portsmouth)
than usual. Among other things, he intends to have considerably more real scrimmage in 1931 instead of the dummy work of this year.