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  • PREP FOOTBALL

    Duck recruit Tyner runs for 644 yards, 10 touchdowns

  • PORTLAND — Aloha's Thomas Tyner shattered state records for rushing yards and touchdowns and cracked the top three nationally in both categories in the fourth-ranked Warriors' 84-63 high school football victory over Lakeridge Friday.
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  • PORTLAND — Aloha's Thomas Tyner shattered state records for rushing yards and touchdowns and cracked the top three nationally in both categories in the fourth-ranked Warriors' 84-63 high school football victory over Lakeridge Friday.
    The senior, a state sprint champion who has committed to play for Oregon, gained 644 yards on 38 carries and scored 10 touchdowns. The big game came on his birthday.
    Tyner surpassed the previous record of 508 yards set last season by West Albany's Jake LaCoste.
    The national rushing record, according to the National Federation of High Schools, was set by John Giannantonio of Netcong, N.J. In 1950, he ran for 754 yards against Mt. Lakes.
    No. 2 on the list is 661 yards by Paul McCoy of Matewan, W.V., in 2006.
    The national record for rushing touchdowns in a game is 12, set by two players. Tyner's 10 is tied for third.
    The 6-foot, 205-pounder, who won the Class 6A 100-meter state championship as a sophomore in 10.48 seconds, scored on runs of 20, 41, 62, 60, 65, 48, 41, 40, 34 and 10 yards.
    In three games, Tyner has 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns.
    The state touchdown record is for 11-man football.
    Also on Friday, Perrydale's Josh Hiebenthal scored 10 touchdowns in eight-man play, leading his team to an 82-42 win over Triangle Lake. Hiebenthal carried 25 times for 334 yards.
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