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Thomas Tyner continued his magical senior season on Friday night against West Salem.

Oregon recruit Thomas Tyner put the exclamation point on a phenomenal career by setting the Oregon single-season rushing mark in Aloha's (Beaverton, Ore.) game against West Salem in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

A 50-yard touchdown run helped Tyner move past the mark of 3,335 set by Cory McCaffrey of Sisters in 2006.

Tyner entered the game with 3,241 yards. His sterling senior campaign comes after a junior year that was plagued with injuries. Earlier this season, he rushed for 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in one game.

After briefly decommitting, Tyner solidified his commitment to Oregon last month after originally making the pledge over a year ago.

Tyner is a contender for National Player of the Year honors. His chief competition is Derrick Henry, who broke the national all-time rushing record hours earlier.

Before the game, Tyner tweeted to Henry, "Good luck to the homie @KingHenry_2 starting playoffs tonight. Keep racing for POY boy!"

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