Neighborly rivalry goes back to 1911

— The meeting of high school football players from Omak and Okanogan stretches back to 1911, when the teams met three times.

Omak won 12-2 and 32-0 while Okanogan won 2-0 in that first season of the rivalry.

There was an invitation by Okanogan to play Omak in a town-team competition in 1908, but there were not enough players in Omak. Oroville sent down players for the Thanksgiving game.

There were a few interruptions in the adjacent town rivalry the first few decades.

There was no game in 1912 and none in 1918, then due to the combination of World War I and sickness.

No information for a game could be found for 1916. There were no games in 1921 and 1922.

The teams played at least once every year from 1923 to 1996.

When Omak played in 2A for 1997 and 1998, there were no games.

The teams played again in 1999 and 2000, with Okanogan winning both games.

Omak went on a eight-game winning streak that included a triple-overtime victory when the two teams met in 2006 after a four-year hiatus. It was one of only two overtime games between the teams.

Okanogan currently is on a three-game winning streak.

The longest unbeaten streak for Omak was nine games from 1947 to 1952. The teams tied in 1950.

Okanogan’s longest winning streak is six games, 1968-1970.

Omak leads the series 69-62. There have been 10 ties, the last in 1961.

Most recent games:

2001 Omak 49 Okanogan 9

2002 Omak 26 Okanogan 0

2006 Omak 20 Okanogan 17 3OT

2007 Omak 19 Okanogan 6

2008 Omak 29 Okanogan 7

2009 Omak 42 Okanogan 7

2010 Omak 34 Okanogan 14

2010 Omak 43 Okanogan 7

2011 Okanogan 38 Omak 28

2011 Okanogan 31 Omak 14

2012 Okanogan 40 Omak 0


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