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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Aloha's Tyner to miss a week with head injury

By David Auguste

The bad news just keeps coming for the Aloha football team.

Back-to-back losses has the defending Class 6A champs sitting at 2-2 in the competitive Metro League, and now star RB Thomas Tyner has been diagnosed with a slight concussion. He will miss this Friday's contest against Westview.

"I’m taking it easy, this week I'm out," Tyner said.

The head injury occurred during the Warriors’ 47-40 loss to Lakeridge Friday night.

"I just took a blow throwing a halfback option pass,” says Tyner, who piled up 187 yards and scored a pair of long touchdowns before sustaining the injury early in the fourth quarter.

The junior, who graced our cover in September and was a ESPNHS All-American as a sophomore, is currently second in the state with 700 rushing yards. He recently received an offer from USC to go with interest from UW, Oregon and Oregon State.