GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Once again the blue and gold of the Green Bay Packers triumphed over a "big town" foe in a pro football game. Jimmy Conzelman and his Panthers from Detroit, boasting a battle front studded with some of the best gridders in the country, invaded the City stadium on Sunday and took a 21 to 0 licking at the hands of the Big Bay Blues in a fiercely contested gridiron encounter which kept a crowd of 4,500-plus on their toes all the time. It was a tough bump for the Detroiters as they figured on getting off to a flying start in the pro league chase. The Panther management had gone to the limit on getting the best players that money could hire in order to bring home the National league gonaflon to the Motor City.
CONZELMAN PAYS HIS RESPECTS
While making a quick change after the game in order to catch the 4:20 Northwestern train, Jimmy Conzelman had time to pay his respects to the Big Bay Blues. "I never saw such forward passing in my life. It really was uncanny. I had expected a tough game but not once did I think that we would go home on the short end of a three touchdown score. You've got a great club and the team that bears the Lambeau outfit will have to cut loose with a super brand of football. If I wore one, I would take my hat off to the Packers." Bobby Cahn, trunk salesman and referee deluxe, told a representative of the Packer management that the Green Bay club looked like one of the best pro elevens he ever saw in action. "I think the Packers are much stronger than last year. Your new backfielders are splendid and there is enough ground gaining punch to vary an attack. You don't have to count entirely on forward passes although you did Sunday. (Of course, Bobby had to have his little joke)."
TACKLES ARE CHARGING
"Your line is much faster. The tackles are charging and I have seldom seen such savage tackling like O'Donnell and Harris pulled off against the Detroit team. If my opinion counts for anything, I think the Packers will be way up in the pro league race." Threats of rain during the morning probably cut the attendance a good thousand but there was a whooping big crowd on hand and the spectators sure got a run for their money. When the gates were opened at 12:30, a flock of "early bird" bleacherites dashed for their seats and, from then on, until well after starting time there was a continuous stream of humanity pouring through the gates.
TWO BANDS ON JOB
The Vulcan, Mich. band, 25 strong, and the Green Bay American Legion band paraded between halves around
the playing field and when "On, Wisconsin" came forth, it brought nearly all the spectators to their feet. The musicians got a roar of applause for their efforts. Music
certainly puts a lot of pep in the crowd. Getting back to
the old game, the Packers passed Detroit to death. Captain Lambeau was hurling the tosses with a deadly
aim and the receivers were grabbing the cowhide out of
the air with some circus catches. Dick O'Donnell snagged the ball twice for a pair of markers while the Bays' ever-reliable touchdown play paved the way for Lewellen to make the other.
VISITORS PASS POORLY
The visitors' air attack was ragged. Right at the start of the game, Detroit completed one 30-yard toss that put the ball well within the Packer territory, but, after that, their pass drive flivvered out. The Panthers only made three first downs during the game. Edwards, the All American tackle, the mighty Sonnenberg, the plunging Dinger Doane and the highly touted Lunch were in the going all the time but they more than met their march because they were rubbing elbows with an aggregation, barring injuries, is going to have a lot to say about first place in Joe Carr's postgraduate football circuit. The Packers performed in machine like style and every player fitted in like a perfect cog. The man with the ball was given plenty of help. The line opened holes well and the backs cut through nicely. The Bays were blocking superbly. One of the best examples of the Packer defense play was the fact that Dinger Doane, as good a line smasher as there is in the league, could only get a yard or two at a time. Lambeau's gridders were on their toes from first to last whistle and fighting for every inch of ground. That's the kind of football that wins games. Detroit started off in a way that looked as if the Packers were headed for trouble. A well directed forward pass, one of the few completed by the invaders during the game, put the