Jones banged through the line for a touchdown. Budd's kick was good and the Jackets held a 13 to 0 lead...LAMBEAU TO PURDY: In the second quarter a pass from Lambeau to Purdy put the ball on the five-yard line, and Lidberg cracked the line to score. Purdy dropkicked the goal. Green Bay went ahead in the fourth period, clicking with a near perfect aerial attack. A long pass from Lambeau to Flaherty was caught on the five-yard line and Flaherty skipped over for a touchdown. Purdy again kicked the goal. Late in the game a long pass from Stockton to Homan was received on the 17-yard line and "Two Bits" raced over with the winning score. Hogan kicked goal and the final count was 20 to 14. Thanksgiving 1927 was celebrated by the first Packer victory over their rivals, 17 to 9. Rogers tossed a pass to Kassel early in the first period to account for six points, and Mercer placekicked in the second quarter to give Philadelphia a nine-point lead. Then the Bays launched a furious attack. A pass from Dunn to Dilweg accounted for one touchdown, and Dunn booted the extra point. Purdy added a drop kick from the 30-yard line in the third period, and in the last quarter Eddie Kotal ran wild. He received several fine passes, and then a final toss from Dunn to Enright resulted in a touchdown. Dunn kicked the goal to end the scoring for the day...FIELD GOAL BY O' BOYLE: At Green Bay in 1928, the Yellowjackets handed the Packers their worst trimming of the series, 19 to 9, all scoring being done in the first half. O'Boyle opened scoring for Green Bay with a field goal from the 25-yard line, but a pass, Mercer to Rogers, accounted for a Philadelphia touchdown and Mercer missed the goal. Then Mercer took a pass from Kassel on the five-yard line and went over for another touchdown. Rogers missed the extra point. In the second period Mercer again scored on a pass from Diehl and Weir's kick was good. Lewellen made the only Packer touchdown a bit later on, taking a pass from Lambeau. That year at Philadelphia, the Packers outplayed the Yellowjackets in every department, running up 14 first downs to six for their opponents, and holding the Jackers outside their 30-yard line, but lost the breaks, and dropped a 2 to 0 encounter. In the first period a center pass sailed over Lewellen's head on a punt play, and went into the end zone for a safety, the only score of the game...BAYS PASS TO VICTORY: In 1929 at Green Bay the Packers were victorious by 14 to 2, displaying a great forward passing attack. In was the first trimming of the year for Philadelphia, and another battle of the lines ensued. Aided by some neat blocking by O'Donnell, Kotal took Lewellen's pass on the 30-yard in the first period and dashed to a touchdown. Dunn's kick was successful. In the third period, a bad pass went over Blood's head and the ball rolled into the end zone for a Yellowjacket safety, but in the last quarter Lewellen dove over for another touchdown, after Dilweg caught Blood's pass on the two-yard line. Molenda kicked goal. At Philadelphia that year, the two teams played a great scoreless tie, before an exceedingly hostile audience of 8,500. The Packers were on their way to the title, and many Bay players still claim the tilt was called four minutes too soon. Kotal downed a pass on the Yellowjacket nine-yard line as the game ended...JACKETS DROP PAIR IN 1930: In 1930, the Packers handed Philadelphia two neat drubbings. The champions won at Green Bay, 27 to 12, touchdowns being scored by McCrary, who made two, Englemann and Dilweg for Green Bay; Kostos and Tanner for the Jackets. Dunn added three extra points. At Philadelphia the Packers won, 25 to 7, the worst beating they ever handed the Yellowjackets. By winning the Green Bay team regained the National league lead. Blood scored two touchdowns by receiving passes from Dunn. Pharmer scored for Philadelphia in the third quarter, but in the final period,McCrary and Herber went over for touchdowns, and Dunn added an extra point.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - After a series of upsets, Johnny Depler finally has got his Brooklyn team clicking and the Dodgers celebrated their initial appearance at home by taking Stapleton into camp, 18 to 6. Fifteen thousand saw the game...The National league table is apt to be shaken up a lot after Sunday's game as five
contests are scheduled. Aside from Nov. 8, this Oct. 18 date is the only Sunday on which all the teams are in action...Portsmouth starts a long siege away from home this weekend by appearing in Brooklyn. Following the Dodger game, the Spartans play in Stapleton, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago (Bears). This is a pretty tough outline...The city feud will be resumed in Chicago this Sunday with the Bears tackling the Cards. Last season, the Bruins ran wild over Nevers & Co., but it will be a lot closer this season as the Cardinals have improved...The Giants are billed for their first game at home at the Polo Grounds. Stapleton will be the attraction and it should be a battle royal as the clubs have interchanged players since the curtain dropped last fall...Cleveland is schedule at Providence this weekend. The Steamrollers looked plenty good in their 6 to 0 victory over Philadelphia and it wouldn't be surprising if they fattened their win column at the Ohioans' expense...It had been rumored that Nagurski's legs had gone bad. However, the way Bronko smashed the Giants' line last Sunday should set this story at rest. The Bears' fullback was very much in the game for three periods...Bill Senn, former Bears halfback, is now sporting the colors of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Senn is a speed merchant, once he gets across the line of scrimmage. He should prove a valuable addition to Depler's team...Caywood has returned to the New York club. The veteran guard had been released to the Cards during the summer but the Giants' counter flankers seemed wobbly and Steve Owens got him back in a hurry...McNally, who played his college football under Jimmy Madigan at St. Mary's, is giving Erickson a race for his job as center on the Cardinals. The recruit played a few minutes against Green Bay and got four sweet tackles...With Oden, Pape and Rose as the headliners, Providence is developing quite an overhead attack. This trio started in the closing frame of the Philadelphia game. Three passes clicked in a row and Rose scored...Brooklyn got off to a flying start in the Stapleton game as the Dodgers made their 18 points in the first half. McBride and Vance were on the receiving end of touchdown passes and Stramiello intercepted for another score...At times, Philadelphia used an all-Minnesota backfield with Herb Joesting at full and Pharmer and Nydahl playing the halves. They are all ex-Gopher stars while quarterback Pederson comes from Carleton...Wager, substitute center at Portsmouth, who bobbed into the limelight by snagging a pass, which helped to beat the New York Giants, is a former Ironton, Ohio player. He was a teammate of Guy Presnell's on that club...Young Mr Cagle, the former Army flash with New York, got bumped hard by the Bears and was forced to leave the game. Red gets away for some fancy runs but he is a bit shy on poundage to stand the pro game cracking.
PACKERS EXPECT HARD GAME WITH JACKETS SUNDAY
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - There will be trouble for the Green Bay Packers here tomorrow afternoon when they play the Philadelphia Yellowjackets - there always is when these teams meet. No matter where the Jackets are in the National league standings, no matter if the Packers have won every game on their home field in 22 consecutive starts, when the Philadelphia team plays Green Bay, the Packers have one tough time winning. If you don't believe this, dig back into records of other games played between the teams. Every contest has been a tough one and the Packers have had more than their share of trouble winning. Back in 1929, when the Packers had a team that pushed everything before it, they bumped up against the Philadelphia team in the east and could only gain a tie - the only tie against a spotless record...ALWAYS GREAT BATTLES: And there were many other games like this one. Some the Bays won, and some they lost, but always they were great battles. Last year, the Yellowjackets weren't able to stop the Packers in two starts. Over a period of six years, however, the score is even, with each team boasting four wins, so tomorrow's battle is the rubber tilt. Perhaps the reason for hard, close battles between these teams lies in the strength of the easterners' line. The Jacket forward wall is one of the few in the country that can stand up against the Bays. The forward give nothing without a grueling struggle and it is all the Bays can do to wear them down. With such men as Behman, Racis, Fleckenstein, Barragar, Wilson and Kostos, all stars among stars, the Jackers present a formidable outfit. Besides this group of linemen, the Yellowjackets have backs who are among the best in the country. There is Herb Joesting, giant Minnesota fullback, for one. He's no pushover in any man's gate. Then there are Nydahl, also of Minnesota, Brumbaugh, Aspit, Mizel and Kaer, all sweet backs...NICOLET BACK TO PLAY: There have been no letdowns in the Packers' daily drills. Capt. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has been working with his men to perfect pass defense and timing of plays. The Packer coach plans to use Frank Baker, Northwestern all-American end, again Sunday, as the former Wildcat has recovered from injuries that kept him on the shelf for three weeks. Russ Saunders, who also has been on the injured list, is not expected to be back in uniform until the following weekend. West De Pere's twice champion Nicolet high school band will appear at the Stadium to play a group of numbers during the intermission. Nicolet high school band under the direction of Professor Alex Enna has won at every state band tournament at which it has appeared and in 1929 and 1930 captured the national honors in its class. The high school musicians will be guests of the Green Bay Football corporation.
STATISTICS OF GAMES
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Parallel with its success in the league percentage tablet, statistics computed for the first five Packer games hold up well under the contention that Green Bay has definitely embarked on the road leading to another national championship. Green Bay now hold victories over Brooklyn, Cleveland, New York and the Chicago Bears and Cards. In only two instances did the figures sway over in favor of the opponents. Rival punters contributed a 45 yard average while the best a sextet of Green Bay kickers could assimilate was a 42 yard average. Johnny Blood, who scored three touchdowns against the Chicago Cardinals last Sunday, is averaging 52 yards on his punts. Opponents displayed a marked superiority over the Packers in chalking up penalties. They have been set back 220 yards on 28 penalties. Although Green Bay has 29 penalties, many of these were minor offenses and total 195 yards. Green Bay has completed 45 first downs to the opponents' 42. The Chicago Cardinals balanced this department by netting 16 successful advances between the yardsticks. Wuert Englemann is the leading individual ground gainer with an average of 10 yards. Hurdis McCrary's 236 yards on 53 plays classes him as the leader in yards from scrimmage.