No. 9 Oceanside Pirates: 2019 San Diego Section high school football preview

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.

Links: Oceanside team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

6-6 (2-4) CIF Division 1 Quarterfinalist

COACHING RESUME

Dave Rodriguez, 5th season, 29-21 overall record

RETURNING

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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

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