Tom’s Tailgate Party coming to Backyard Brawl

— Tom Sherry of KREM television will broadcast his weather portion of the news from the

Backyard Brawl tomorrow night.

In the final tally of Tom’s Tailgate Party that ended 11 p.m. Wednesday night, the Backyard Brawl - pitting the Omak Pioneers against their rival the Okanogan Bulldrogs - received 57 percent of 28,846 online votes.

The football game was in competition with the Priest River at Mary Walker game.

The television station will arrive around 4:30 p.m. and set up at the south end zone, school officials said.

Sherry will give live weather updates from Okanogan’s field at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. before returning to Spokane. Viewers can watch again during the 11 p.m. broadcast for highlights of the game.

The Okanogan and Omak school districts each will receive a $222 check from KREM.

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