Staggering Performance By Prized HS Star
Staggering Performance By Prized HS Star, One of the nation’s top backs destroys a state rushing record and scores a season’s worth of TDs. Thomas Tyner shatters Oregon state records on birthday, runs for 634 yards and 10 TDs, What’s the best way to celebrate an 18th birthday? If you’re Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha High senior running back Thomas Tyner, you run for a state single-game record 643 yards and an absolutely astounding 10 touchdowns in a single game … then watch as your team’s defense scrambles to hold on to an early season win.
As reported by the Oregonian, Tyner’s stats remain unofficial, but so far his night looks like one of the best ever produced by a running back anywhere. Considering the fact that many running backs would be happy to amass 600 yards in a season, getting them all in one night is something else. Tyner’s record night surpassed the previous state mark of 508 yards — set in 2011 by West Albany (Ore.) High back Jake LaCoste — by more than 100 yards.
You can see the full highlights from Tyner’s historic night above.
Incredibly, Aloha needed almost every single one of Tyner’s big runs. The Warriors improved to 3-0 with an 84-63 victory, but the win wasn’t secure until Aloha pulled in two fourth quarter interceptions as opposing Lakeridge (Ore.) High continued to fight back behind a strong performance from young quarterback Eric Dungey.