FOOTBALL AT FENWAY
Boston and Battles beat Philadelphia
October 21, 1934 ...
Displaying superior rushing ability, but balked by penalties and fumbles for three periods, the Boston Redskins called upon the fighting ability of Cliff Battles to score the touchdown that pulled out a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Fenway Park. On
two previous occasions, the Redskins shot the ball over the goal only to have the scores called back because of penalties. Once a fumble on the two-yard line stopped a touchdown and twice, intercepted passes inside the 10-yd line halted the Redskins.
The first non-touchdown, a 22-yd run by Steve Hokuff was called back because of and offside penalty. Early in the third period, the Redskins marched 82 yards to the 10-yard line where Cliff Battles notched the score, only to have it called back for a back in
motion before the snap. The game was just too much Cliff Battles. He covered a lot of ground, served up the winning touchdown and got off some great punts. The touchdown started when Battles ran back a punt to the Eagles 20 yard line. Steve Hokuff ripped off ten
yards, Battles for five and Wycoff for a first down on the 18. Wycoff passed to Hokuff for nine yards and picked up one more for a first down, Wycoff getting down to the six. Three runs provided two yards to the 4-yd line. Cliff Battles went off-tackle to his right and
tore his way in for the only legitimate touchdown of the game.