Tyner proves that speed kills

Aloha RB Thomas Tyner is taking the state by storm. Quavondo/ESPNHS

The Aloha football team was never considered a title contender in either the Metro League or in Class 6A. The Warriors were usually a middle-of-the-pack squad and usually played the background to more decorated squads like Jesuit and Lake Oswego.

That is of course before Thomas Tyner stepped foot on campus.

The junior has emerged as the state’s fastest player and earned the hardware to back it up last year. He validated his status as an elite athlete in two sports, leading Aloha to its first state crown on the gridiron and snagged gold and a state record in the sprints during spring track.

As fast as he is, we were able to keep Tyner in place long enough to get him on our September cover. Get the lowdown on this burgeoning star and see how he plans to be an even better player in 2011.