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Redding Rancheria Player of the Game: Tyler Boston | RB

Knights’ running back has career day on the field

Shasta College sophomore running back Tyler Boston (center) rushed for 294 yards and four touchdowns against Delta on Saturday to be named the Redding Rancheria Player of the Game. (Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

When you set a career-high in most statistics, it’s usually a good bet you’re going to be the player of the game.

Shasta College’s sophomore running back Tyler Boston (Dixon, CA) rushed for a personal-best 294 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries in the Knights’ 42-27 victory over visiting San Joaquin Delta College on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Boston was held to 63 yards in the first half before exploding for a second-half surge, which included five runs of at least 20 yards and a 93-yard rushing touchdown to put the Knights up two scores with 2:05 to play. His 294 yards ranked fourth-best in a single game in program history behind D. Douglas’s 330 against Redwoods (1991) and 310 against San Francisco (1991) and J. Fisher’s 306 against Redwoods (1992).

Before the performance, Boston had a previous big day of 272 yards and two touchdowns in the spring 2021 season against Feather River. That means Boston has rushed for 844 yards in his past four games for an average of 9 yards per carry. He’s also scored 10 touchdowns in that four-game stretch.

“We wanted to be physical in the run game and consistent and get Tyler rolling,” said Shasta College head coach Bryon Hamilton. “We believe he’s one of the best (running backs) in the nation.”

Boston surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards in the game. He entered needing only 25 yards for the milestone and became the 17th player in program history to achieve the feat. He is currently at 1,296 yards, which ranks eighth all-time for the Knights, and his 16 rushing touchdowns are tied for fifth in school history.

More on the record book for Boston, his 93-yard touchdown run was the third-longest run in program history.

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T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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