Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.)
senior running back Thomas Tyner
is at it again. But this time he broke the bank. According to Oregon Live
, the 6-foot, 205-pound Oregon-bound running back rushed for a state-record 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in a 84-63 win over Lakeridge on Friday night.
According to the NFHS national record book, the rushing total ranks third in prep history and the 10 rushing touchdowns is tied for third. The rushing yards record is held by John Giannantonio (Netcong, N.J.) who went for 754 in a game against Mt. Lakes in 1950.
The No. 2 total was 661 set in 2006 by Paul McCoy of Matewan, W.V. The record for rushing touchdowns in a game is 12, set by two players.
Tyner scored on runs of 20, 41, 62, 60, 65, 48, 41, 40, 34 and 10 yards.
He came into the game with 42 carries for 584 yards and seven touchdowns. In just three games, the Oregon sprint track champion has already surpassed the 1,000-yard mark with 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns.
According to Oregon Live, the previous state record was 508 yards set in 2011 by Jake LaCoste of West Albany.