David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-John Carroll Stadium-Oceanside HIgh School-Oceanside, CA-6-4-22: The Oceanside Pirates known for their football tradition have produced outstanding players who have gone on to playing in colleges and the NFL.
For 21 years, former coach John Carroll has guided the squad to numerous San Diego Section and CIF State Football titles, retiring in 2014 is currently involved watching Pirate games, making TV appearances and is on the CIF San Diego Football Committee.
David Rodriguez took over the reins in 2015 and has coached the Pirates to two San Diego Section CIF Football titles with a 23-14 win over rival El Camino and 2019 with a 28-10 win over Lincoln After 3 seasons, Oceanside finished with a 8-3 record in 2016, 2 rebuilding years of 6-6 and 6-7. In 2021, the Pirates finished the season at 4-7 looking for improvement in 2022.
Coach Rodriguez: “It’s an exciting coming out of the pandemic to host the Pirate intersquad tag football game that has always been a tradition at Oceanside High School.” “It’s fun watching our kids and coaches working together and having great crowd support along with the Elks Club contributing to our football program and I’m excited for the kids.”
“At quarterback, sophmore Andrew Miller, played JV last year and has worked hard on his skills. Quarterback Coach Joe Pao Pao is working with Andrew from chalk talk to working on the field, other members of the coaching staff, Joseph Matthews and Onzei Weaver are excited about our future.” said Coach Rodriguez.
In the Oceanside Green vs. Oceanside White scrimmage, the teams finished in a 7-7 tie. The Green squad took the first lead at 7-0 as Quarterback Andrew Miller threw a 9 yard pass to Devin Corpuz and Isaac Hernandez on the PAT. The White squad came back for the tie as Georgie Nua scored on a 4 yard run and connected with the PAT.
“Georgie Nu is one of my backs is very energetic like the bunny you see on the commercial, he loves football and a competitor which shows. Devin Corpuz, the other back is an up and coming player competing on the JV level and is currently playing basketball. He has dedicated himself with hard work and I’m excited to watch him. ” said Coach Rodriguez.
“We have a cohesive unit working hard in being fundamentally sound as our defensive front and have made key interceptions for us working on their responsibilities. Defensive assistants Coach Orlando and Coach Cabrera have done an amazing job of getting our players ready to go for the ball.” said Coach Hernandez.
“Isaac Hernandez had a good day kicking field goals for the Green along with teammate Georgie Nua for the White, but in the real games Isaac kicks the ball right in the middle of the goal posts which will win football games for us.”
Oceanside High School opens up the 2022 season on August 19th 2022 at John Carroll Stadium