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High school RB rushes for 644 yards in game

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An Oregon high school running back rushed for a state-record 644 yards with 10 touchdowns in a game Friday night.

Aloha High School's Thomas Tyner reached the third-highest mark in U.S. history, according to the National High School Sports Record Book.

Tyner, a University of Oregon recruit, celebrated his 18th birthday by carrying the ball 38 times in a wild 84-63 victory over Lakeridge High.

"The beginning of the game I saw in the guys eyes we were ready to play," Tyner told the Oregonian.

He scored on runs of 20, 41, 62, 60 and 65 yards in the first half alone.

Tyner told the Oregonian that his team's offensive line is the "best in the state."

"They opened up the holes; I would've never done it without them," he said.

The national high school record for rushing yards in a single game is 754 by John Giannantonio of Netcong, N.J., in 1950. Paul McCoy of Matewan, W.Va., ran for 661 yards in 2006.
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