by Dave Miller
September 15, 02012
Oregon fans have every reason to be excited about the future of the team's high-octane offense.
Top Class of 2013 running back Thomas Tyner, who gave his verbal pledge to the Ducks in November 2011, ran for 644 yards to set an Oregon state record on Friday night in his team's 84-63 win.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Aloha High School (Aloha, OR) product recorded the third-highest all-time single game rushing total after carrying the ball 38 times and scoring 10 touchdowns on his 18th birthday. He had scoring runs of 41, 62, 60 and 65 yards in the first half alone, and he finished with an average of 16.9 yards per carry.
Tyner's record night surpassed the previous state mark of 508 yards, set in 2011 by West Albany (Ore.) High back Jake LaCoste. The national high school record for rushing yards in a game belongs to John Giannantonio of Netcong, N.J., who set it in 1950. Paul McCoy of Matewan, W.Va., ran for 661 yards in 2006, according to the National High School Sports Record Book.
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