Oregon City to host virtual tailgate party for West Linn game
Oregon City is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a football rivalry with West Linn High School with commemorative lighting of its Municipal Elevator and by planning a virtual tailgate party.
Oregon City Commission President Rocky Smith and Oregon City High School Associate Principal Stacy Erickson will host members of the public who wish to join the tailgate party from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, by visiting tinyurl.com/OCvirtualtailgate.
Earlier this month, Smith proclaimed April 2, 2021, to be "Oregon City-West Linn Rivalry Day."
OCHS and WLHS, the latter formerly known as Union High School, have competed in football continuously since 1921, making theirs the longest continuously played rivalry west of the Mississippi River.
In addition to one tie game in 1936, Oregon City has had 50 wins and West Linn has had 48 wins in the 99 games played so far.
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