Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Prep Football Preseason Rankings: #3 Oceanside Pirates

#3 Oceanside Pirates

Location: Oceanside, CA
School Colors: Green, Black, & White
Division: I
League: Avocado West
Championships: 2 (State), 14 (Section), 20 (League)
Head Coach: John Carroll (26th Season)

2013 Recap: 10-3 (4-0 Avocado West League Champions)
Late into the season, head coach John Carroll suffered a tear in his vertebral artery that forced him to coach the team from the press box. The Pirates rallied their way to the first-ever Open Division Championship where they fell to Mission Hills 36-14.

Early Outlook
Oceanside will have a 37 player roster, lack depth in key positions, and two starters who are out until midseason, but with John Carroll back in full control, we shouldn't expect anything less than the usual appearance in the section finals.
Carroll will get back an experienced and efficient quarterback in senior Matt Romero, but he will need some help from a young group of receivers and offensive linemen. The run game should be in good hands with the return of Josh Bernard, a very physical player on both sides of the ball.
Led by all-league selection Tommy Woo, the Pirates will continue their tradition of strong defensive lines. With Bernard providing big hits for the linebacking corps, and Isaia Poapoa leading the secondary, the Pirates should be a tough team to score on this season.
Impact Losses

WR Thai Cottrell
DB Alijah Holder 
WR Mikah Holder (SDSU)

P Jackson Koonce
OL Tony Pineda
DB Jace Whitaker

Impact Returners

Senior LB/RB Josh Bernard 5'11" 205lbs
- 2013 All-Avocado West League Second-Team Defense

Senior QB Matt Romero 6'0" 170lbs

- Passed for 2,299 yards & 26 TDs in 2013.

Senior DL Tommy Woo 6'2" 220lbs

- 2013 All-Avocado West League First-Team Defense
2014 Schedule
August 29 vs. #2 St. Augustine
September 5 vs. Mission Viejo (CA)
September 12 @ Chaparral (Temecula, CA)
September 19 @ San Pasqual
September 26 @ Rancho Buena Vista
October 10 vs. #1 Mission Hills (R)
October 17 vs. Torrey Pines*
October 24 vs. #7 Carlsbad*
October 31 @ La Costa Canyon*
November 7 @ El Camino* (#)

* League Game
(R) Revenge Game
(#) Rivalry Game


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