Records were made to be broken. Or so they say. And while Sisters High School Running Back Corey McCaffrey still holds the single season Rushing Record we know that may fall this week.
Thomas Tyner needs 95 yards to break that record. And considering he averages right at 330 yards per game it seems unlikely he will not.
Frankly it is window dressing. Something to brag about when he is older. Still the moment will not pass un-noticed. We expect a large crowd to be on hand Friday at Warrior Stadium to see if he can do it and no doubt there will be throngs of Media.
Thomas was held to about a 105 yards against Jesuit a few weeks back and there is not doubt that the #8 West Salem TItans are going to be one of the best defenses this #9 Warrior team has faced. But Tyner behind that massive and talented line will be looking to win the game for Aloha. The record will likely be a blip on the screen as he battles it out Friday.
He needs the 95 yards to reach 3,336 yards which will eclipse McCaffrey's 3,335 set in 2006 in 14 games. Cory had 38 Touchdowns that season.
Tyner has played 10 games this year and has racked up 3,214 yards an 41 TD's. That means he is averaging 321 plus yards per game and 4.1 TD's. Just eye popping numbers.
Cory McCafrrey holds the All Time Records for Yardage as his career was productive all the way through at Sisters. Have a look at these numbers:
Fittingly the Tyner's have reached out to McCafrey to ask him if he would honor them by joining them for the game.
“He is an amazing young man,” said John Tyner. “If all goes as planned he will be with us tomorrow night to see what happens. That will really be something.”
And John is right. McCaffrey shuns attention and was always a pretty quiet work horse like kid who just went about his business and handled it all. When he was knocked out of play last Fall at PSU he was leading the Nation in rushing at all levels and was thinking seriously about a Pro career.
Best wishes to Tyner and the Warriors tomorrow. There is going to be plenty of record talk. But more importantly this is win or go home for one of these great teams.
Here is a terrific interview we had with Cory McCaffrey last season where we talked a lot about football and the memories he has from his time in High School. From 3:00 on in this interview he talks alot about HIgh School and things the kids still in it going through the playoffs should know.