GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(BOSTON) - The Green Bay Packers staged a football exhibition at Braves field here Sunday afternoon which opened the eyes of the "show me" Bostonese and when the final whistle blew, the national champions were on the long end of a 21 to 0 score. A crowd of 16,500 witnessed the game. There was nothing to it but the Bays. After some preliminary skirmishing, the Packers went to work and the Braves went to pieces. Roger Grove counted the opening touchdown on a pass near the close of the first quarter and Harry O'Boyle added the extra point.
PASS TO LEWELLEN
In the second frame the Packers fooled around for a while and then decided to give the fans a thrill. Herber passed to Lewellen and the district attorney made the No. 2 touchdown, with Grove converting. The third score came just a few minutes later when Johnny Blood raced in between Musick and Pinckert, who were watching him, and snatched a pass from Lewellen for the third marker. Then just to add insult to injury, Herber passed to Dilweg for the extra point.
HAVE LITTLE TROUBLE
The Bays didn't score in the closing quarters, but it was
a breeze as the Braves had been so badly scalped in
the opening frames that the Bays couldn't fine any
hairlocks to hang on to. Whenever and these occasions
were rare, the Bays just stepped on the gas and put
them back in their places. One fan was heard to remark
as he went out of the park: "That Green Bay team has
a heart. They could have made it 60 if they wanted to.
Never in my life have I seen such a football team. It is
the perfect eleven." Green Bay made all of its three
touchdowns on passes. A poor kick by Battles that
traveled only ten yards gave them their opportunity in
the first quarter.
START LONG MARCH
Starting a march on their own 48-yard line, Bruder and
Herber carried the ball to Boston's 24-yard line for a first
down. A pass, Herber to Bruder, was incomplete and
then Bruder hit left tackle for ten yards. Herber dropped
back and tossed to Grove, who stepped over the line for
six points. O'Boyle came into the game and kicked the
extra point. The second and third scores came in quick
succession in the second stanza.
PASSES ARE GOOD
Starting another march from their own 24-yard stripe,
the Wisconsin boys advanced the ball to the Braves' 35
yard mark on two passes, Herber to Blood. Herber
gained eight yards at left end and Lewellen made it a
first down. Another Herber to Blood toss lost a yard and
then Lewellen took a long one from Herber for the score.
Grove converted with a kick for the extra point. Soon
after the kickoff Blood intercepted a pass from Pape on
Boston's 30-yard line, from whence another Herber to
Blood aerial boosted the score to 20. Blood took the
ball away from three Boston men to make the marker.
SCORING IS COMPLETE
A quick pass thrown by Herber to Dilweg, who made a
beautiful catch added one point, completing the day's
scoring. Boston threatened just three time during the
entire contest. A fumble recovered by Gantenbein, a
pass intercepted by McCrary, and the line holding for
four downs stopped each of these. Even with these, the
home team never pierced the Packers' twenty-yard line.
During the second half the western team seemed to be
toying with its eastern rivals. For a time it played safe
football, punting right back when Battles' punts drove
them into the shadow of their goal posts, and generally
confining themselves to straight football. When it
became evident, however, that the Bostonians wouldn't
do much scoring they let loose an avalanche of passes,
tossing them even when they were on their own 10 yard
line and pulling fluke plays that did much to befuddle
the Braves. Green Bay emerged from the tilt unscathed,
every player on the squad seeing action and none of
them receiving serious injuries.
COMSTOCK IS STAR
Rudy Comstock at his guard post was the only man to
go the full sixty minutes and during that time turned in
one of the finest exhibitions of line play seen in these
parts in many a year. He was constantly through like a
flash to catch runners behind the line or stop them for
no gain. The backfield handled all of Boston's passes
with ease. On only one could it be could be said that
their man was free and that time Ernie Pinkert dropped
the ball. Barrager at center pulled out to block three of
the Boston team's 16 passes, all of which incomplete.
It would be next to impossible to pick any star for the day out of the ranks of the backfielders. For a time in the second quarter, though, it seemed that John Blood just couldn't miss the ball, whether it was thrown by one of his own players or by a Boston kick.
KICK SAILS OUT
The Packers won the toss and chose to have the wind at their backs. Boston kicked. A low kick by Hinkle soon afterwards went out of bounds on the Green Bay 45-yard mark, but Boston failed to gain and returned the punt. After another exchange of punts, Englemann got 11 yards through left tackle but again Hinkle had to punt. Then came the short boot by Battles and the first Packer score. It was a fifty-two yard march, climaxed by the Herber to Grove toss. Green Bay then kicked to Boston and play alternated in the middle of the field as Battles and Hinkle exchanged punts. Starting on his own 34-yard stripe, Battles plunged for two first downs as the first quarter closed.
GAIN FIRST DOWN
Musick got a third first down on the Packers' 24-yard line, but Gantenbein recovered a fumble after a bad pass by the Boston center to relieve the pressure. A 75-yard boot by Musick put the westerners right in the well on their own 3-yard line but Herber punted to midfield and put the team out of danger. Hughes punted back to the Green Bay 23-yard mark, where a pass, Herber to Gantenbein, and a plunge by Herber gained a first down. Herber was forced to punt on the third down and after a return kick by Hughes Green Bay again advanced into Boston territory on a toss from Herber to Blood. This started the march for the second goal and fourteen points.
KNOCK DOWN PASSES
Soon after the third score on the pass from Herber to Blood, the half closed with the score well in the Packers' favor. Just before the whistle blew, Blood knocked down two Boston passes and Herber one. Englemann kicked over the goal line to open the second half. Pinckert ran to the Packers' 35-yard line on a nice run and Musick made it a first down. Here McCrary intercepted a pass and the goal line was safe. Bruder kicked to Boston's 26-yard line where Battles ran ten yards for a first down. Then Battles dropped back and threw a pass which Grove intercepted at midfield. McCrary got the yards on a spinner but Grove had to kick a short pass which went out of bounds on the home team's 33-yard mark. After another exchange of punts, the third quarter was over.
TRY MANY PASSES
The last period the Packers ran all over the field, throwing passes and double passes. Battles and Bruder exchanged punts and then Bruder intercepted a Pape pass, fumbled and McCrary recovered. McCrary and Englemann couldn't make it a first down, forcing a punt. Then Battles kicked to Grive, who made a zig-zag return of fifteen yards to midfield. Englemann ripped off a first down on two tries but three incomplete passes thwarted the last touchdown drive for the visitors. Musick made a nice run and reached Green Bay's 27 yard stripe, but here the Packer line held stiff for four downs and Boston lost the ball. Then came the fluke. Blood passed to McCrary, who fell in catching the ball. No one downed him so he passed again laterally to Grove, who ran backwards and forwards about fifty yards and in the end gained nothing. The play took about a minute but the ball rested in the same sport after the tag game was over. Two incomplete passes, Herber to Dilweg and Herber to Blood, and then a fifty-five yard kick by Herber finished the game.
GREEN BAY - 7 14 0 0 - 21
BOSTON - 0 0 0 0 - 0
1st - GB - Grove, 10-yard pass from Herber (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 30-yard pass from Herber (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Blood, 35-yard pass from Herber (Dilweg pass from Herber) GREEN BAY 21-0