Max Shiffer's 4 touchdown passes paces Oceanside High in win over San Marcos-By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Excalibur Field-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA: After 24 years head coach John Carroll announced his retirement and finished with a career record of 224 wins 70 losses and 6 ties along with a lot of sectional titles along with 2 state titles added to his credentials after 8 years as an assistant coach Dave Rodriguez was named the new head coach of the Pirates and made his debut along with jr quarterback Max Shufer who pulled some tricks out of the rabbits hat after trailing 3-0 on a Miles Liss 33 yard field goal completed 1 pass for 15 yards to wide receiver Dai Quan Cook to take a 7-3 halftime. In the 3rd quarter the Knights of San Marcos struck back in the as Ty Rogers as he carried the ball 14 times for 50 yards scored a touchdown run of 3 yards to take a 7-3 lead. Pirate QB Tyler Shiffer 10 completions out of 24 attempts for 237 yards threw 3 more touchdown passes 2 to Taj Apadaca for 36 yards (Apadaca 5 receptions for 83 yards)and 1 to Jake Gerardi for 14 yards (Gerardi 5 touchdowns for 83 yards) "San Marcos is a good team they played well and gave us a battle and it was a hard fought game." said Tyler Shiffer qb of the Pirates. "I'm glad we came out with the win after trailing 10-7 early in the third quarter on my first pass of 18 yards to Dai Quan Cook was a play that I used as San Marcos Terrell Burgess battled well on defense, the play was there and we got it done." "On the 2 36 yard passes to Taj Apadaca it was the same rout that I didn't throw on time but I'm glad that he was there and we executed the play very well for the my last touchdown pass to Jake Gerardi of 14 yards it was a goal line play their safety was playing on the opposite side of the field a free snap I knew that touchdown play was coming." Dave Rodriguez on his debut as head coach: "It's a great team win for Oceanside Pirate football our kids played their hearts out at first it was a tight game that went nip and tuck but some way some how a Pirate makes a play I was very proud as our kids believe that we instill it in them every single day they delivered tonight I'm proud of that." "Tyler Schiffer made his debut and for a while had a shaky start then he made adjustments and settled down as he let the game come for him and the numbers speak for themselves as he performed well." "Dyllan Mack my running back ran well as our kids to the right and to the left to the strength of their team they lean on one another before that the effort is for the offensive line up front great game plan with Coach Girardi with the run game and keeping those chains moving and gave us a chance to be successful on defense as my defensive coordinator put up a special game plan to stop the run and the pass as I stay out of their way it is the responsibility of my defensive coordinator as he helped the kids put good pressure up front and our defensive coverage was outstanding we won on the turnovers our defense really stepped up tonight we will enjoy and the rest of the week we go back to work as we prepare for Eastside Catholic they are a national program we will be excited to test ourselves against one of the best teams in the United States" With the win the Oceanside Pirates improve to 1-0 and will host Eastside Catholic out of Sammmish, WA the defending state football champions in a Friday 8:00 pm Honor Bowl contest at Oceanside High School. San Marcos 0-1 will host Chula Vista on Friday, September 2 at home. For the Knights of San Marcos qb Bryce Bollen 20 completions out of 35 attempts with 2 interceptions for 245 yards. Terrell Burgess 5 receptions for 94 yards and Hoby Teets 4 receptions for 63 yards.