We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 9 Oceanside Pirates.
6-6 (2-4) CIF Division 1 Quarterfinalist
Dave Rodriguez, 5th season, 29-21 overall record
Offense – 7. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Kavika Tua 5-9, 180, jr.
WR Kamron Beachem 6-5, 200, jr.
WR Richard Jaime 5-8, 165, sr.
OL Chris Hunter 6-3, 265, sr.
OL Moises Ross 6-0, 250, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Jaylin Moncrief 5-9, 172, sr.
DB Trejan Apodaca 6-0, 185, sr.
DL Christopher Laie 6-2, 208, sr.
LB Jalen Ramsey 6-3, 200, sr.
DB Eric Russell 5-9, 160, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Kavika Tua, running back
Had a huge sophomore season with 1,354 total yards and 21 touchdowns.
Christopher Laie, defensive line
His 7 sacks and 3 forced fumbles as a junior led to offers from Idaho, Hawaii, and Wyoming.
Trejan Apodaca, defensive back/wide receiver
A two-way player for the Pirates, returned all 3 of his interceptions for touchdowns last season.
Oceanside lost quarterback Kyrin Beachem to graduation, but return several important offensive players that should keep the ball moving in 2019.
The Pirates should have one of the best rushing attacks in San Diego with 6 of 7 leading rushers returning, led by Tua.
The Pirates allowed 29 points per game last season and will need to improve on that dramatically this season in order to make a deep playoff run.
Aug 23: San Clemente, 7pm
Aug 30: at Westview, 7pm
Sep 6: at San Marcos, 7pm
Sep 20: La Costa Canyon, 7pm
Sep 27: at Olympian, 7pm
Oct 4: at Mission Hills, 7pm
Oct 11: Carlsbad, 7pm
Oct 18: Rancho Buena Vista, 7pm
Oct 25: at Torrey Pines, 7:15pm
Nov 1: El Camino, 7pm