- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
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Another Friday night is in the books for high school players around the country, and it was one to remember for fans of the Oregon Ducks. Oregon's nine current commits had some big games over the weekend, led by a couple of outstanding performances from the Ducks' future running backs.
None of the Ducks' commits were more impressive than running back Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha). In fact it would be hard to find any player who was better than Tyner was on Friday night. The nation's No. 11 running back put on a show that no one in attendance will ever forget.
Tyner rushed for 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in carrying his Aloha team to an 84-63 win over Lakeridge (Ore.). The yardage total is a state record and ranks third all-time nationally for single-game yardage.
In the first half alone, the 6-foot, 218-pound Tyner rushed for 362 yards and five touchdowns. While also playing safety for the Warriors, the No. 104 player in the ESPN 150 ran for another 282 yards and five more touchdowns after the intermission.
Tyner's performance overshadowed that of fellow Oregon commit Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto), who scored four touchdowns in a huge win over Trinity (Texas).
Wilson had three touchdowns rushing and one receiving as he helped lead DeSoto to a third straight win against elite competition. Wilson now has 319 yards on the ground and 155 yards receiving on eight catches. In total, Wilson has seven touchdowns on the year.
Speaking of big wins, Oregon defensive back commit Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon) led his team to a fourth straight blowout win. Seisay had five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. The two-way player also held his man without a catch for the third consecutive game while playing cornerback.
Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon) seems to be recovering from a knee injury pretty quickly, as he hauled in four catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns in Horizon's easy win.
Tight end commit John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic) had four catches for 40 yards in a tough, 45-42 defeat.
Mundt also recorded a sack for the third straight game on the defensive side of the ball.
Oregon's three offensive line commits all helped lead their teams to big wins. Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) paved the way for West Linn's 22-14 win over Barlow (Ore.). Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos) helped the Griffins to a 40-0 blowout win over University (Calif.). Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) helped the state's No. 1 team to a 42-3 win over Canby (Ore.)
Kicker Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) had a bye over the weekend.
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