Tonasket Tigers win narrow victory over Omak

OMAK – The Tiger football team traveled to Omak last Friday night and although they put the first six points up on the scoreboard, it was a close finish for the victorious visitors.

Tonasket scored first on a five yard run by Keegan McCormick, but failed to make the extra point. Omak came right back with a TD on a one yard run making their extra point to put the Pioneers up by one, 7-6. The Tigers scored their second touchdown on a 13 yard pass to Jeff Hunlock and at halftime trailed 14-12.

The Tigers again scored, this time on a 15 yard run by McCormick in the fourth. Then, late in the fourth period with Tonasket ahead 18 to 14 Omak was moving the ball well and scored taking the lead 20-18 with 2 minutes or so left.

On that kickoff Jeff Hunlock ran the ball back for an 86 yard touchdown to make the score 24-20 Tonasket. The Tigers went for two on the extra point and failed and their lead remained 24-20.

However, Omak wasn’t ready to concede defeat. The Pioneers came roaring back and on the fourth down pass play with zero on the clock failed to connect and the Tigers went home with the victory.

Hunlock and teammate McCormick also teamed up for two TD’s each.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.