Public Ledger, Philadelphia
November 8, 1926
BENKERT STARS AS POTTSVILLE TEAM LACES AKRON, 34-0
Halfback's End Runs Feature Maroon Victory -- Wentz is Scoring Leader
Pottsville, Nov. 7 -- Akron proved no match for the Pottsville Maroons here today and was swamped, 34-0. The Maroon attack was led by Heine Benkert, who was all over the field. Pottsville displayed the same vicious attack that gave it the championship last fall., and the Akron team never had a look-in, the combination of Benkert's end runs and the line-crushing of Wentz and Latone proving all-powerful.
Wentz was the big noise in the scoring, making three touchdowns, all of them coming in the first half. Charlie Berry was given a chance to grab a couple himself in the second half and managed to ring up two six pointers. Welsh made good on 4 of his 5 attempts.
Wentz crossed the goal line for the first score a little over a minute of play. An Akron fumble paved the way to the first touchdown, and it took the Maroons only five plays to make it. Te first period was half over when the Maroons started another advance from their own 45-yard line and Wentz again piled through for the score. Welsh kicked both goals.
The third touchdown was accomplished by many varied thrills,. With the ball deep in their own territory the Maroons gave the ball to Benkert , who tore, kicked and pushed his way for the best run of the local season -- 53 yards. With the ball on Akron's 18-yard line, straight football resulted in the final touchdown of the half, with Wentz carrying the pigskin over. Welsh's extra point attempt was blocked.
Berry's first touchdown was the result of a short pass from Ernst. Charley galloping 30 yards for the score. Berry made the final touchdown when he picked up Ursella's fumble on the 3-yard line and rolled over the goal for the six-pointer. Welsh made good on both one-pointer attempts.
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Touchdowns -- Wentz, 3; Berry, 2. Goals from touchdown -- Welsh, 4. Referee -- Ellis. Umpire -- Fitting. Head linesman -- Dunleavy.