On September 17, Beaverton (Oregon) Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner rushed for a state-record 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Warriors’ 84-63 win over Lakeridge High School.
According to the NFHS’ online multimedia National High School Sports Record Book, Tyner’s rushing effort ranks third all-time and his 10 rushing touchdowns ranks tied for third. John Giannantonio of Netcong (New Jersey) High School rushed for 754 yards against Mt. Lakes (New Jersey) High School in 1950 to set that record, while Tony Diaz of Paint Rock (Texas) High School and Ken Pearson of Hugo (Colorado) High School hold the national record for single-game rushing touchdowns with 12.
The previous Oregon state record of 508 rushing yards was set in 2011 by Jake LaCoste of West Albany (Oregon) High School.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Tyner scored on runs of 20, 41, 62, 60, 65, 48, 41, 40, 34 and 10 yards. Thus far this season, Tyner has rushed for 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns.