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Bay Press -Gazette SFOaTS AND MARKETS a GREEN BAY, WIS., MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1941 iT-Formation Is Unable Norman Standlee Falls Over Goal Line to Climax Bruins' Scoring Drive Green Pickers Upset Sears, Gain Top P Western PnJvO o o n to StoB V -V -..5 .'v..- . J ' I . . -Sir. . , -.... ' 7. . : ... "V. '., " ' . . '." ' , ,. , v..., r: v . . y. v .v t v ..... . . y ... . v.,i:.: k ' .-Y ii v. V. . . , 'f ., . ;. .. im .1 I nr. i.Ji,w..iww(i'Jft njili'UWw -i Green Bay's Spirited Gridderi . u U -i'Avvf'.vt. 4 1 rvN' -v s Crashing over for the first Bear touchdown, above, is Norman Standlee, the Bear back who got his preliminary instruction if the T-formation at Stanford. An unidentified Packer caught him, but he fell over the goal line to climax the Bruins' scoring drive after the Packers had set the Chicagoans back on their heels with a 18-point lead in a bitter game at Wrigley field Sun day afternoon. Other players in the picture are George McAfee (5) of the Bears, and Charley Brock, Clark Hinkle (on the ground) and Don Hutson (14) or the Packers. . Legener Leads St. Norbert to Win Over St. Ambrose 26-Yard Run by East Graduate Is Only Score in Iowa Game; Knights Revenged For 1940 Licking by Identical Score DAVENPORT, la. St. Norbert college's football team got re venge here Sunday. Sparked bv the brilliant run ning of Halfback Rodney Legener, the Knights kept their undeleat ed status for the season by rack ing up a 7 to 0 victory over strong St. Ambrose college eleven before some 6,000 customers. The victory was the fifth in a row for the warriors from west De Fere. All the customers who jammed the stands of the Davenport High school stadium came to see repetition of last year's titanic struggle, which the Bees won by the same score in the closing minutes. They were not disap pointed as they watched two evenly matched elevens battle up and down the gridiron. The tide of battle shifted frst one way, then the other. The ' Knights, with their backs to the wall in the opening quarter, fought back gamely with the climax coming on Legener's beau tiful 26-yard dash around left end to cross the goal line standing up, The Green Bay senior was superb on his dash for the score, but much credit is due his teammates who cleared the path for him with scythe-like blocking. DeUhttft Kicks Point Bob Delahaut kicked the extra point from placement to put the Knights ahead for good. Just how evenly matched the two teams were cannot be tacu cated here. St. Ambrose, opened up with a devastating attack which carried it down to the one- foot line, but the Knights held. Th Bees were knocking on the door in the waning minutes also, but the Knights defenses held again. ; . St. Norbert also .-had its tre mendous offensive . moments, twice getting down within talk ing distance of the g6al line. Tor St. Norbert, Legener was the man of the day. He ran like a .demon, sparking the Knights tj great heights. His helpers must also come in for a word of praise Johnny Hlckey, Leo Hart- man, Charley Machl, Ed i eser, Blocker Les-Wpndrash, and Freddy Picard and Rube Prunuske. In fact, every Knight added his bit. St. Ambrose was led by Tony Rotunno, the hard est running back the Knights have run up against this year. Punt Return Help Knights ' Legener set up the Knights' scoring opportunity with a 22-yard punt return from his own 45 to the Bees' 33. On first down Hickey was good to the 26 with second down coming up. Legs grabbed the ball on the next play, started to his right, almost stepped out of bounds on the 14, and cut back to his left. Once he was almost stopped, but he wasn't to be denied and he went over standing up with four or five Knights looking behind them for somebody else to block. They just looked. , - St. Ambrose started out with a bang. Taking the opening kick-off, they moved from their own 30 to the St. Norbert 21, where Feser recovered Mike Cervin's fumble. Two plays later Bernie Murphy recovered a Knight fumble on the 20, and the Bees were buzzing again. In five plays they swarmed to the five and the sixth Rotunno. skirted left end to the one-foot ! marker. The remainder of the j quarter was dog-eat-dog with neither team able to do much of fensively. . Shortly after the second period opened, the Knights got their ball toting department going. Start ing on their 42, St Norbert moved down to the 23 on one play, pass from Legener to Reg Walker. Legener, Feser and Hickey lugged it down to the 13. Here a 13-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness brought the agate back to the 28, from where Leo Hartman tried field goal which was short, and the first Knight drive had fizzled. Bees Threaten Arata In the third quarter the Bees got busy again. Augie Tellatin intercepted Legener's pass on his own 39 and ran it back to the St Norbert 31. Slicing off the tackles, St Ambrose moved up to the 16, A five-yard offside penalty on the Knights brought it up to the 11, where the drive was stopped by the rockbound defenses of St Norbert Their defense having had a test, the Knights uncorked their longest offensive of the af ternoon. On power plays St. ' Norbert moved from its own 11 to the St Ambrose 30. A nass ' by Charley Machi to Les Wondrash was good to the 15, Machi throw ing from midfield. In three plays the Knights were down to the 10 only to have a five yard penalty slapped on them for too many times out On fourth down Del ahaut tried a field goal, the sec ond attempt by the Knights, but it was short, and the Bees took pver. Just once more St Ambrose tried to score. Tony Rotunno be gan the drive with a 43-yard gal lop from his own 2 to the St. Nor. bert 37. Legener shone on this play also as he brought the Bee speedster down with a pretty tackle. With Tony Janick and Rotunno doinb most of the work the Bees got to the 10. A Rotunno pass was no good on third down and on fourth the whole St Norbert line smothered the Ital ian for a seven-yard loss to stop the threat There were two min utes left The Starting Lineups: ST. AMBROSE . 1, guUlrmn It, Murphy if, waiter c, TclUtln re, MeNamc rt. Swearing re, Lapka q, mcuonn.u Ihb. Glendaaalne - rhb, Rotunao id, vtrvui ST. NORBERT Picard, to McLaugnm, it KuehL la- Prutuike, a McCalM, rg Neli, rt Duquette, re McDaniel, qb Lefener, Ink Feser. rhb L. Hartman, fb Replacements St. Norbert: End Walker. Rlendl. R. Hartman. Tacklea Lefebrre, Golden, Kant, Byrne. Guard Berg. Center Miteneu. Rienardi. Backt Walters. noumn, mcKey, raaeni, ueianant. St. Ambrose: End Latin, Kauilar ten. Guards Hlgglm, Klliore. Cer rettl. Backs Snaniak. Klnsella. Me. Clusky. Schmltt, Coppetelli, Janick, virceui, unaeman. - ,, Score By Periods St. Norbert . .6 11 St. Ambrosa t t 9 Scoring St. Norbert: Touchdown Leeener. Point after touchdown Delahaut. The Officials Referee L. Harrison. Umpire Bud Knox. Linesman Guy Temple, Team Statistics First downs St. Norbert 11. SL Am. brose f. Total yardaie St. Norbert 20S. St. Ambrose 171. Yardaie from acrlmmace St Norbert ISO, St. Ambrose 157. Yardaie from nasses St. Norbert S3. St. Ambrose 14. Forward passing St. Norbert at tempted 10. completed 3. one Inter cepted. St. Ambrose attempted t, com pleted 3, two intercepted. rumbles gt. Norbert l, recovered I. Ambrose 1, recovered 6. Penalty yardage St. Norbert 45. SL Ambrotit 35. Central in Tie With Wolf Recovery of Fumble by Algoma in Final Period Is Break for Visitors By D WIGHT PELKJN For one wild moment - as 1 loose ball rolled crazily in its end zone, Central Catholic High school saw victory and defeat resting on the vagaries of a football's bounce late in the fourth quarter of Sun day afternoon s game with Algoma at West High stadium. But the ball bounced A 1 goma - ward, and it was an alert Algoma ir.0v thof fin x tl "iiy covered it " ill in the cress. - M s striped 10- " "yards that touchdown. area beyond the goal lin and so Central played to a 13 to 13 deadlock with a well Algoma High school ft Lemena matched squad in a game postponed from Saturday. It was an improved and poised team that nearly made the vie tory grade Sunday, but inoppor tune fumbles were discouraging to control as one set up Algoma's first touchdown and a second halted a Central attack that seem ed irresistible early in the second half. The final score was fair to both teams. Fumble on First Play Fumbling on the first play of the game, Central found itself in the hole at the outset as Algoma drove 16 yards to the goal line only to have Frlex fumble in crossing and allow Jim Gagnon to pounce upon it on the three yard line to avert the score. But the Wolves came charging back. From the 1 40 they came with Eggert at the fore as he slashed the line for a first down, took a pass to set up another, and then went high to bring down a touchdown toss for the touchdown. And when Kemp booted the ex-tra point it was 7 to 0. It had seemed all too simple. But Central came punching back, driving 40 yards before having to punt. Van Dyck laid the ball out on the 15, two penalties set Algoma back to the five, and when Welsing came jamming through to block a punt Don Lemens was on hand to cover the ball on the two. Buck Hare went powering into the line twice and they didn't stop him the second time. His right-end run for the extra point was successful - to knot the count. Both Teams Threaten Both teams threatened with long drives in the third period but a Central fumble and a Wolf field goal miss ended both as saults. Central's punch-play came suddenly as Johnny Winnekin faded back behind flawless blocking to pitch a perfect pass from his 39-yard line to fast-travelling Ben Matzke as his receiver sred over the Algoma 35 and Matzke was off with the Wolves' secondary in hopeless pursuit. The placekick for the extra point failed. The game seemed won then, as TURN TO CENTRAL HIGH, PAGE 1 Packer Victory Was Deserved, Halas Admits After Encounter Bay Fans Numerous at Game;'Mrs. Frank Halas Dies of Heart Attack By DON HICKOK CHICAGO "Green Bay , de. served to win." -Of coutawf that's not-news to the thousands of Packer fans who either followed the team to Chi cago, or heard Sunday's game by radio. But from the lips of George Halas, arch-enemy of Green Bay zootbau zollowers, it is news. - Unlike most supporters of the big, bad Bears not so big now as they were going into the game Halas had no alibi. "The little town that leads 'em," a source of irritation to the Bear pilot for over 21 years, once more upset the dope in a brilliant new chapter of the long series history, and George, after the heat of battle had subsided, took it in his stride. Most of the Bear cohorts point ed to the last play of the game as an example of poor officiating which, they claimed, helped to beat the 1940 National Football league champions. A knot of Chi cago players gathered around the officials at the end of the game claiming that the time-out was called before time ran out. Bear followers argued that a co-captain asked time out with seconds remaining, and Chicago in posses sion of the ball. ' Packer Fans Keply Packer fans replied that ex cessive time-outs may be disre garded by the officials, and point ed to the fact that the Bears had called three in the last two minates.- Halas refused to ' enter the argument saying that he had no comment on the officiating at alL He was taking nothing away from the great game the gold-clad representatives played. Such technical considerations are not important to the deliri ous Green Bay fans who saw or heard the Packers win their greatest victory in recent years. The win is in the record books and games are not won by post mortem debates. The pressure is now on the Bears. The so-called lnvinclbles have five games remaining; on the league schedule, while the Packers have only three. And so the "most nearly perfect team in football history," to Quote Chicago tans, nave to buckle down to as sure themselves a play-off against the Packers for the Western crown. Curly Lambeau's charges. of course, have a similar mission in three remaining games begin ning with the Cardinals' visit here Nov. 16. , mat. mougnt was well recog- TURN TO SIDELIGHTS, PAOI IS Record Crowd of 46,484 in Chicago Sees Marked Superiority of Lambeau's Charging Gridders; Hinkle Kicks Game-Winning Goal By RAY PAG EL ' CHICAGO That legendary T-formation devised by George Halas became just another method of playing America's great autumn sport as the inspired Green Bay Packers, scoring a 18 to 14 upset over the Chicago Bears here Sunday afternoon, took possession of first place in the Western division of the National Football league. The record crowd of 46,484 that filled Wrigley field to overflowing saw the Bears outclassed In every department Even in the final period, when the battered Bruins staged a gal lant comeback s to score all of their 14 points, the Packers re-fused to be anything but cnampions. , . it was no ! r easy pickings 1 for the Pack- ' 7 ers, even f ' though at times a the Bears were y v made to ap-1 V pear downright foolish by a smarter and . harder-fighting Green Bay team that refused to be counted out in bidding for its sixth National Football league championship. No, it wasn't easy for the Pack ers. The game was a gigantic struggle between two trams that fought desperately until the off! cials gun boomed harshly in the dead stillness that had come over the huge stadium as the clock ticked off the closing seconds After being held scoreless for three quarters, the Bears assumed the initiative and rolled over for a touchdown by the time the final period was three minutes old. Six minutes remained when they had cut the Green Bay lead to 10 to 14, and they were getting hotter every time the ball was snapped The Bears were down on the Packers' 36-yard line, with two and one-halt minutes left when Sid Luckman fumbled through the good work of Harry Jacunskl. Pete Tinsley fell on the ball to in sure victory for the underdog Green Bay eleven. Alert officiating helped th Packers to t LeUow W Goldenberg l!C3DD0Di By RAT PAGEL Press-Gazette Sports Editor . A FEW MORE SUNDAYS like the last one and we'll be ready to apply for a nice job raking; up autumn leaves. Dozens of fans said they felt likewise about that white-hot struggle between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. The record crowd of 46,484 in Wrigley field the largest ever to see a professional football battle in the middle west-had its money's worth long before the final gun sounded on the 16 to 14 score. . Up in the working press box the Chicago scribes were dumbfounded until they came up with the declaration that the Bears were not prepared for a seven-man line. Although they had been writing up the Bears as invincible, as a great collection of football players that no team could stop, they admitted that the Packers were even better. Coach Curly LambeaU was so happy that he hugged steady, sober Baby Ray twice not once. Others also came in for similar thanks. Assistant Coach Red Smith was practically at a loss for comment, and that doesn't happen Very often to the redhead. It would be difficult to name the outstanding player, since there were so many fine performances. Give Russ Letlow some credit, though. Russ did great work at guard before he went out limping, but that was not his biggest contribution to the victory. All season Letlow has been working out with the Pack-ers. When, Sunday came, however, he scouted the Bears, returning each Monday to Lambeau with his detailed reports. Much of the Paoker strategy against the Bears was based on those reports. Despite the tough grind the Packers have had this season, it was clearly demonstrated that the fans were with them. Several thousand went down to Chicago and other thousands stayed away only because they were unable to obtain tickets. , The Packers were agreeably surprised when their train pulled into the North Western statipn after midnight to see ' some two or three thousand people waiting to greet them. More than one told us to mention that they appreciated such backing. ' 1 And now the Packers seem headed for another championship. It will be a difficult grind, and they may not make it, but the Green Bay fans can be assured that they will give every-, thing they have. They proved it against the Bears. their firs touc h d o w n Twice interfer ence was ruled against the Bears when Cecil Isbell got off long passes, first for 16 yards and next for 11 yards. Under Nation. al league rules, such , yardage is scored as penalty rather than a completed pass. Isbell cut through right tackle from the one-yard line for the crossing, and the score was 6 to 0 when Hutson's kick for the extra point was blocked by John Sio gal. By this time the fans were beginning to think that there might be something to the Green Bay threat Near the close of the third quar ter the Packers scored again. First Isbell fumbled and Bill Osmanskl recovered for the Bears. Then Hush Gallarneau returned the favor by fumbling, too, and George Svendsen took possession for the Packers 36 yards from the goal line. . Isbell Fades Back Isbell faded back and ' saw pass fall incomplete. He pitched sain, and this time Lou Brock made the catch, ran the additional 10 yards and marked up the touchdown. Hutson's kick for -the extra point was good, and the Packers were ahead by 13 to 0. -t Less than a minute remained of the third quarter when the Pack ers clicked again. Clarke Hinkle, who had another great day, kicked the game-winning field goal from the 44-yard line, Statistics show the superiority of the Green Bay squad, defen slvely as well as offensively. The Packers made 16 nrst clowns, six by rushing, seven on passes and three from penalties. There were to first downs by the Bears, oniy two from their vaunted running game, five from passing and three bv means or penalties. The Packers puea up Z7 yaras, 123 from scrimmage and 131 through the air, while the Bears, doing most of their work in the third period, gained 83 on rushing and 73 on passing for a total of 156 vards. The Bears were held to 25 yards in the first half, while the Packers were credited with 133. Long hours had been spent by George Halas in an attempt to put up en adequate defense against Green Bay's record- breaking passing game. Halas did not succeed, because the Packers completed 12 of their 21 passes. Completes 11 Passes Isbell himself found receivers for 11 of his 19, not counting the two that were ruled complete on interference, and Van Every made good on one of two attempts. A total of 130 yards were credited to Isbell's aerials. Pass reception for the Packers was divided largely between Hut- son and Lou Brock. Although the Bears were well . drilled against Hutson, he managed to take four fur a total of 44 yards Lou Brock caught five for 83 yards, Hinkle took two for 12 yards and Joe Laws grabbed the other fur 12 yards. On the ground, Hinkle was the standout with 60 yards in 20 at tempts for an average of 3.5. Andy uram ranked second with 22 yards for the seven times that he was given the ball. Osmanskl Stands Out The Bears' outstanding indi. vidual on scrimmage was Osman ski, who carried the ball five times to net 44 yards. Passer Sid Luckman completed eight out of 17 for 73 yards to round out the Bears work in the air. Receiv ing was divided between Dick Plasman, Hampton Pool, Ken Kavanaugh, Ray Nolting, Gal larneau and Osmanskl. Isbell s quarterbacklng was a thrill to see. Ho had probably the best day in his professional career. The master-minding of George Halas was only a challenge to the Green Bay star, and he made the most of it. II 1 n k 1 e's backing up of the line was another fine feature of the thrilling spec tacle. The i guards did ex- 1 cellent work, Buckets Goldenberg and Pete Tinsley especially doing their share. Buckets, now in his ninth sea son with the Packers, romp ed over the field like an unshaven youngster. But In giving credit, don't omit Russ Letlow. All season Russ had been working out with the Packers, but it was not until last week, when room was found for him by the release of Del Lyman to the Cleveland Rams, that he was reinstated at his old guard position. Letlow did well in Sunday's game, but that was only a small part of the important role he played. In recent weeks, while the team was managing to keep In the National Football league race, Letlow was scouting the Bears. His notes proved invalu able. Coach Curly Lambeau was as happy as a schoolgirl bride. Curly took that over-rated T-formation and made Halas eat all the Words that the Chicago sports writers had written In praise of his ex ploits. Hinkle Kicks Off Hinkle kicked over the coal line to open the game, the Bears taking the ball on their 'own 20-yard line. . A pass from Luckman to Gallarneau helped to brine- a first down, but his next ones fell incomplete and he punted out, Lou Brock returning five yards to the Green Bay 36. Isbell's first pass was ruled complete when Osmanskl , inter fered with Larry Craig, giving the Packers a first down on the Bears' 48-yard line. Hinkle then smashed four yards, and then Isbell, failing to find his receiver, p&'asTawflWPlpiaV' jiaijavaVRnBfJ r': Cecil Isbell Great Going NATIONAL FOOTBALL LCAGU3 Western Division , ORERN BAT T Chlrase Hears ... S 1 ( hkato Cardinals. S 4 Petrols t 4 tletelana S Eastern Division L T M WO 1 JTI 1 If MM H 1 J-l 14 1H 1 4S M 111 jh aut Waibimtaa New York .. Brooklyn ... Philadelphia FitUburiB. .. W h T Prt NOV jji m ie .114 141 SI M SI tl S JtH ST lit jm mil Sunday's Results ' flRICKN BAY 14, CHI. BKABS 14. Chlrat Cardinals IS, New York I, Washington 11, Pittsburgh S, . Hrooklya It, Philadelphia 4. , Detroit 14, Cleveland . Next Sunday's Games bay at kenosra (nan-leaiue.) Detroit at New York. Cleveland at Chlraio Bears. Plttibunh at Philadelphia. Washinilon at Brooklyn. The Starting Lineups: PACKERS EZAtS It, Mewaskey It, Keaa Is, Partwaa rt. aray rt. Arte re, Seseat tb, Lnebakaa hb, Swimot rhb. oauernaa n. On Hutson, to Ray, It MrUnehlla, l Svendsen, t Tinsley, r( Srhnlta, rt Rlddlck. ro t'ralg. ob IsbeH. Ihb L. Brock, rhb Hinkle, ib Replacements Parkers t Ends Jaeunskl, MaUentnta, '. Johnson. Pretli. Tackles Pa J. Ue. tiuards CI olden bert. LeUew. ai. Johnson, tenter c. Brack. Seks- Laws, Rohrii, Jankewskt, van Kvery, Uram, Buhler. Beam Knds Plasman. Pool, wueaa. Tackles atydahar, Pederovltch, kausak Uaards Lahar, Masse, rrte, belli, (enter Inatuta. Backs rajnUlletti, McAfee, standlee, Noltlaf. assay, Snyder. Score By Periods Packer! Bears . -II 14-14 Scoring Packers! Touchdown Isbell. I Brock. Point after touchdown Ma tiea. Field goal Mlakle. Bears: Touchdowns Standlee, Netting. Points aflat toachdowns Sayder. Sly debar. The Officials Referee Helntf. Umpire Trench. rield Jadge nUUer. .,. . x ... 1. , Team SUttstles Pint downs Packers is. Bears II. Total Tarda to-rsfhosa Ma. Steam 151. ..Yardage frees scrtauuge Packers 111, Bears SI. Yardage from forward Basses Pack- rs 151. Boars 71. Forward nasssa Porkers attossoceJI II, completed 11, I Intercepted, aaars attempted M, completed s. reaaity yaraage Packers II, Bean IT, Fumbles Been S, Parker t. Ooaoaent's fumklaa lorinsoiod-rsib. n J, Bears 1. , . , . Individual Statistics " Ball Carrying Parkers Hinkle St tarda In ( tenets, aeoraee 1.1. Ureas It In I. average I.I. aa Every la S, average I. Law ll la I, average IX IsbeH IS la II. are rue if. L. Brae t it I. Batata lost 1 la 1. Jaakowskl lost S la 4. Bear Gatlarneaa 14 yards la 1 at- . tempt. Osmaaskl 44 la S, average M. Famiillettl I in 1. Standlee it in t. average S.S. McAfee 14 la S, aversg i.j. Molting a in. i, average t.s. Swisher lost la I. Luckmaa lost 2 la T. Forward Paeslng - Parkers IsbtU aUemated is. eons. Dieted 11 far lit yards, S Intercepted. . Van Every attempted I, cetaplttte I for II yards.' Bears Luckman attempted IT, completed s for 1J yards. Baatty attempted: Past Btcaptioa Packers L. Brack caught I for U yards. Hntson 4 for 44. Hinkle t far , li. uiwt l ror iz. Bean Plasman eaatnt I far IS tarda. Poole 1 for 14. : Kavaaaagh 1 for It, Nolting 1 for It. GaUaraeaa t far la, Osmaaskl 1 for I yard loss. raced 17 yards to the 27-yard line. George Svendsen helped Isbell on this, fine run. Again Isbell heaved a pass, and for the second time there was an interference ruling, placing the ball only 16 yards from the goal Isbell made six yards on a smash over guard, and on , a drive TDHIT to PAonots, PAOI is QUALITY TIRES At Greatly Reduced Prises Fisk Air Flight Tires 600:16 . . 450:21 Tax $1.C5 T 77 If you can usa these sizes here fs a splendid opportunity to get a quality tire at o low price. aaTlBSti:

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