BOSTON'S NFL EAST CHAMPS
Battles' 68-yd run thrills the crowd
September 27, 1936 ...
Capitalizing on almost every break their opponents gave them, the Boston Redskins walked off with their second victory in the National Football League today when they
turned back the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The Redskins cashed in heavily on two quick breaks that gave them both their touchdowns. The first time Boston got the ball, Cliff Battles zigzagged 68 yards for a touchdown. Then in the third period, Larry Siemering blocked Dick
Crayne’s punt, recovered and dashed 32 yards for another touchdown. These two plays more than offset the gains made by the Dodgers in the first half, when they completely outplayed Boston.
The Redskins did nothing in the first half, as they failed to make a single first down, putting their defensive team on the field for most of the time. In the second half, the all around superiority of the
Redskins began to show. Battles passed 28 yards to Charlie Malone who went to the Dodgers 18 yard line. Riley Smith missed two easy field goals. One from the 22 yard line and another from 27. Boston was given another chance when Turk Edwards recovered a fumble on the Brooklyn 13 yard
line. After Johnny Biancone dropped Riley Smith’s punt. The Dodgers rolled up eight first downs to four by Boston, but other vital statistics favored the Skins. The Redskins outrushed them and out passed their opponent.