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Pomona-Pitzer Football Will Take on Occidental in Century-Old Rivalry

Pomona-Pitzer football will take on Occidental College on Saturday, Oct. 30, the latest match in a gridiron rivalry that goes back to 1895.

The game is set for 1 p.m. at Occidental's campus in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles. This is the oldest college football rivalry in Southern California and one of the 10 oldest in the entire country. The winner gets possession of The Drum, which has the scores of each annual game written on it. Pomona-Pitzer currently holds the drum, thanks to the Sagehens’ 28-14 victory over Oxy in the fall of 2003.

While the Oxy rivalry has the most history, Pomona’s rivalry with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps hits closest to home. This annual game pits Pomona-Pitzer against three other members of the Claremont Colleges. Pomona Pitzer beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 24-10 earlier this month to take possession of the Peace Pipe.

More on Pomona's football rivalries.