GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(BUFFALO) - A powerful and seasoned line, led by Baby Ray at tackle, held the Boston Yankees to a net of three yards rushing and carried the Green Bay Packers to an easy 28-0 victory here Sunday in an exhibition game before 17,372 fans in Municipal
stadium. The payoff for Green Bay came on two
blocked kicks by Ray and a recovered fumble.
Each break led to a touchdown. Irv Comp provided
the only real thrill of a rather drab preseason game
by running 87 yards with the opening kickoff in
the second half.
NO SUSTAINED DRIVE
Comp's dazzling run set up the last Packer score.
Two were made through the air on passes by
Comp and Lou Brock, Paul Duhart went off tackle
for three yards for the third while Ray carried over
a blocked kick. Neither team launched a
sustained drive. The Yanks could not move
against the stalwart Packer forwards and resorted
to the air. With George Cafego pitching, they
completed 17 out of 36 aerials. The Packers
clicked on only five out of 17, but two of these
came as stunning surprises for touchdowns. The
Packers used every man in uniform, and with a
21-0 halftime lead, had rookies in action for most
of the third and fourth periods. Harry Jacunski,
Ray, Charley Brock and Ade Schwammel did
yeoman work up front while Comp was the
standout of a fine array of backs. The Wisconsin
forces missed five field goal attempts.
MASON BLOCKS KICK
George Cafego's fourth down punt was blocked
by Mason, and Schwammel recovered for the
Packers on the Yanks' 38 early in the first quarter.
Here the Bays surprised the tightly knit Yanks'
secondary with a pass. Comp swung to his left
and arched a high pass into the end zone.
Jacunski made a leaping catch after juggling the
ball. Hutson kicked the point. The next two
touchdowns were easier. With the Yanks back on
their 34, Cafego was hemmed in by four Packer
linemen on an attempted pass and fired the ball
into the arms of Baby Ray, who lumbered along to
the 11 before he was pulled down. On fourth down
Hutson's field goal was low from the 24. Jacunski stopped two plays for losses, and the Yanks were again in the hole. Ray blocked Davis' kick, caught the bounding ball on the second hop and ran nine yards for the second touchdown. Hutson again converted.
DUHART SCORES ON SPINNER
The third score came midway in the second period when a low pass from center was recovered by Mark Hammell, Packer end, on the Boston 13. Brock's pass to Duhart netted six, Don Perkins gained two and Duhart went over the right side on a spinner. Hutson's kick made it 21-0. The Packers struck in the first two minutes of the third period for their fourth touchdown. Comp brought the Yanks' kickoff 87 yards to the Boston eight. Ted Fritsch slashed to the two, but a 15 yard penalty for holding set the Packers back to the 16. Here Lou Brock arched a pass to Comp who went the rest of the way. Hutson placekicked the extra point. The Packers had two more chances to score in the third period. The smashing Jacunski bagged a lateral fumbled by Smukler on the Yanks' 43. Sorenson missed a field goal from the 44. Later, the Packers got possession on the Boston 36, when Cafego's kick was rushed, but this time Ranspot blocked Sorenson's field goal. The Yankees threatened only twice. They reached Green Bay's four in the first period, but were halted and had a touchdown called back in the second quarter after Ted Williams had intercepted Duhart's pass and ran 33 yards.
GREEN BAY - 14 7 7 0 - 28
BOSTON - 0 0 0 0 - 0
1st - GB - Jacunski, 50-yard pass from Brock (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Ray, 1-yard return of blocked punt (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Duhart run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
4rd - GB - Comp pass from Brock (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
NEWS AND NOTES
ALBRECHT NOW MEMBER OF BOSTON YANKEE SQUAD
SEPTEMBER 12 (Manitowoc) - Art Albrecht, Manitowoc's only player in the NFL, is now a member of the Boston Yankees, newest club in the loop. Albrecht, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Albrecht of 1411 Madison Street and a graduate of Lincoln high school in 1940, has now been a member of four pro elevens. He played a guard and tackle spot for the Yankees during part of the Packer game at Buffalo Sunday. Albrecht, a center in his high school days, starred as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin. In the fall of 1942, he was signed by Coach Curly Lambeau and worked with that club for a time. Then he was sold to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year Albrecht was a member of the Chicago Cardinals and this fall reported to the camp of the combined Cardinals-Steelers at Waukesha. He failed to come to contract terms with the club management and they traded him to the Boston Yankees. Albrecht was home for a visit two weeks ago after leaving the Cardinal camp in Waukesha and was in the pink of condition.
TIGERS - NOT DODGERS ANY MORE; CAWTHON STILL LAUGHS OVER '6 FOR 6' DEAL
SEPTEMBER 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - They're the Brooklyn Tigers now, not the Brooklyn Dodgers as of yore - speaking of football, of course. "Think we want any connection, real or implied, with Dem Bums of the baseball world?" asked Tom Gallery, who is handling the business affairs of the club in the absence of the owner, Capt. Dan Topping, now in the south Pacific. "Dem Bums! We'll stand on our own and get farther." The Dodgers - beg pardon - the Tigers arrived in town Tuesday and will work out here the rest of the week for their league opening with the Packers at State Fair park Sunday...Pete Cawthon, late of Texas Tech, who is coaching the club, still laughs over the famous six for six deal he engineered with George Marshall of Washington a couple of months ago. Why not laugh? The Tigers got Ray Hare, one of the best blocking backs in the league; Bob Masterson, a first rate end; George Smith, a first rate center; Tony Leon, a pretty good guard, and Courtney Driscoll and Leo Stasica, a couple of halfbacks. They sent to Washington Dean McAdams, Merlyn Condit and four other boys of lesser ability. So far so good, but then the deal really "blossomed". All six men Brooklyn got signed up. Not one of the six Washington got reported...Tiny Croft of the Packers had better look to his laurels as king of the beef trust. The 285 pound behemoth, who is coming along fine under George Trafton's coaching - and urging - has a rival for heft this season in Harry Bolton, a rookie with the Detroit Lions. Bolton, a fill blooded Oklahoma Indian, weighs 280 pounds...That great 89 yard run by Irv Comp of the Packers against the Boston Yankees at Buffalo Sunday, from his own goal line to the other side's 11, might have been a touchdown, Lambeau says, if the Bay View Bazooka had not been about 10 pounds overweight...The Packers have already started to return mail orders for good seats to the Bear-Packer tussle a week from Sunday. Only a few of the cheaper seats remain.
NAVY GAINS WHAT PACKERS HAVE LOST IN URAM AND RUSS LETLOW
SEPTEMBER 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - A couple of former Packers, Andy Uram and Russ Letlow, will play their football this fall with Camp Perry in Virginia...The pro league race looks like one of the best in several years, with no one really outstanding club to dominate things, as the Bears once did. Only the new Boston Yankees and the Cleveland Rams, back in the league after a year's absence, appear to be entirely out of the fight. Washington looks a little the best in the east, although the line could stand help, and Green Bay a little the best in the west...Curly Lambeau doesn't believe Sid Luckman will fly wet to be with the Bears for their game with Green Bay a week hence. "There'll be too loud a rumble around the league if he does," says the Belgian. "If he plays, why shouldn't other clubs with players in the service arrange to have them play, too? There ought to be a rule." Amen...A couple of rookie backs have been standouts with the Brooklyn Tigers so far - Ken Fryer, a triple threater from West Virginia, and Dub McGibboney, a good passer from little known Arkansas State Teachers...Two new head coaches will make their debut in the pro league this fall. Bud DeGroot, late of Rochester U, at Washington, where he installed the T, and Herb Kopf, late of Manhattan, at Boston, where he has installed what he calls the Q-T, whatever that is. Buff Donelli of Cleveland would qualify as a new one, too, except for the single game in which he handled Pittsburgh at the fag end of the season two years ago.
PACKERS HOME, BEGIN POINTING FOR BROOKLYN GAME SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - Victors in two of three exhibition games in the east the Packers are back in Green Bay pointing for their first 1944 game in the NFL against the Brooklyn Tigers in State Fair park, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon. Coach Curly Lambeau has scheduled extra hour workouts until Saturday to step up the tempo of the attack. The coach admits he has a good team in the making but plenty of work is required to make the Packers a contender. The only serious casualty of the trip east was a leg injury sustained by halfback Roy McKay, who joined the club in Chicago after the All-Star contest. The former Texas player probably will see no action against the Tigers but should be ready for the game against the Bears at Green Bay September 24, Lambeau said. Additional fortification of the front wall is expected momentarily with the arrival of veteran tackle Paul Berezney, who has just finished his medical internship at a California hospital. Berezney, who will be playing his third season here, was scheduled to arrive either late today or Wednesday. His presence will give the Packers two pairs of veteran tackles. Coach Pete Cawthon of the Tigers, who will move into Milwaukee today from their training site in Cheyenne, Wyo., has several veterans back from the 1943 squad in addition to other experienced gridders obtained in deals with the Redskins. Brooklyn will be much tougher than a year ago when the Packers beat them, 31 to 7. Some indication of the strength of Brooklyn was given in their exhibition game against the Redskins at Ogden, Utah, late last month. The Tigers lost, 14 to 7, mainly because the winners had too much Sammy Baugh. A week later, the Skins tripped the Packers in their first contest this season, 20 to 7, the only loss sustained by the Bays on their eastern exhibition swing.
MANDERS WILL RETURN FOR GAME
SEPTEMBER 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - Pug Madners' wife has been seriously injured in an automobile accident in Des Moines, and the big Brooklyn fullback has left the squad, in training here, to be with here. He will be back in time, though, to take his place against the Packers Sunday...The whisperers have it that Arnie Herber, who came out of retirement to join the Giants this fall, won't be able to cut it. Too much mileage in those legs...Milwaukee has been invited to have a representative at the first meeting of the proposed United States Football league in Chicago September 30 and October 1. The league, like the new all-American conference, proposes to start operations in 1945. Let's hope Milwaukee representative, whoever he may be, will not try to operate on a shoestring. It can't be done...A couple of former Packers, Tony Falkenstein, fullback, and Joe Carter, end, will be with Brooklyn against their old mates Sunday. Falkenstein played with Green Bay last year; Carter two years ago...The new Boston Yanks of the pro league have adopted green and gold as their colors..."The women's choice" - that's what the Packers themselves now call handsome halfback Lou Brock.
NEW PRO GRID LOOP TO DRAFT FINAL PLANS
SEPTEMBER 14 (Pittsburgh) - The United States Football League, with post-war plans calling for a transcontinental network of professional teams and an island squad at Honolulu, will meet at Chicago next week in a two day session, to issue permanent franchises, Roland D. Payne, the pro-tem president said today. Payne said officers would also be elected and that applications from four additional cities would be considered. The permanent franchises will go to New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Akron, Cincinnati, Chicago, Los Angeles and Honolulu, which, for now, have certificates of operation. The cities to be considered are Milwaukee, New Orleans, Houston and San Francisco. The teams, which will travel exclusively by plane, will have financial backing ranging from $60,000 to $250,000, Payne said. Tentative plans call for the league to begin play in 1945, depending on the course of the war.
NEW YORK ELEVEN SIGNS DOBBS FOR PLAY NEXT SEASON
SEPTEMBER 14 (New York) - Lieut. Glenn Dobbs of the Army air corps, former football star at the University of Tulsa, signed a two year contract with the New York eleven of the newly formed All-America football conference, it was announced Thursday by the club's owners, Mrs. Lou Gehrig and Ray Ryan. The salary was not disclosed. Dobbs is believed to be the first player signed by the new organization which was formed in Chicago early this month and will not operate until 1945. The triple threat backfield ace was selected in 1943 by the Chicago Cardinals in the NFL's annual draft of graduating collegians, but did not sign a contract with the Chicago team.