Public Ledger, Philadelphia
November 1, 1926
Pottsville's Aerial Attack Blanks Buffalo Tribe, 14-0
Wentz and Latone Splash through Mud to Touchdowns -- First Maroon Score Follows 70-Yard March Down Gridiron
Pottsville, Oct. 31 -- The Pottsville Maroons kept their home slate clean today when they sank the Buffalo Tribe in a National League game here, 14-0. The game was played on a field of mud, which made the footing very unsafe and caused passes to be uncertain.
The Maroons showed their best offensive of the season in making their first touchdown, which came soon after the opening whistle. The score was the result of a 70-yard march from Buffalo's 30-yard line, Barney Wentz, of Penn State, going over for the score. The second touchdown came in the third period after Brown had intercepted one of Buffalo's long forwards in midfield and carried it to the 35-yard line. From here straight football and a short end run by Latone took the pigskin over for the final marker. Hathaway kicked both goals.
Outside of two sustained advances on straight football, the Maroons relied mostly on the elusive forward pass. The locals used the short baseball game, while the Buffalo team attempted the long hit or miss brand. The visitors showed a strong line, which held nicely after the Maroons' first long advance from the opening kick-off. Their usually dependable forward-pass attack was not working, however, the passes either being intercepted or blocked by the wary Maroons.
Touchdowns -- Wentz, Latone. Goals from touchdown -- Hathaway, 2. Substitutions -- Latone for Flanagan, Swartz for Edmundson, Vaughan for Thompson. Referee -- Ma[?]den, Newark. Umpire -- Merton, Buffalo. Head linesman -- Miller, Penn State.