Two Pirates named in Top 20 Running Backs in San Diego Section

Two Pirates named in Top 20 Running Backs in San Diego Section

March 19, 2021

by Bode De Silva, March 17, 2021

With the spring 2021 football season underway across most of the state, SBLive California continues to take a look at the top high school football players in each section, position by position.

The San Diego Section is loaded with running back talent again, starting with Oceanside’s Kavika Tua. Here’s a look at the Top 20 backs in the CIFSDS.

Note: The main criteria for our running back rankings are statistics from the 2019 high school season relative to team success (on offense). The rankings were compiled by SBLive reporter Bodie DeSilva.

From the article:

"Tua had a huge junior season, rushing for over 2,100 yards while averaging just under nine yards per carry. He scored 21 touchdowns on the ground and caught 27 passes and two more touchdowns. Offers have come in from San Jose State, South Dakota, and Sacramento State."

"Mageo’s move over to Oceanside following two seasons at Tri-City Christian gives the Pirates an excellent one-two punch with him and senior Kavika Tua. Mageo eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark last season for the Eagles and finished with 17 rushing touchdowns."

For the article in its entirety, click here.