Savigon Yokley is a multi-talented Vaquero

Savigon Yokley heard the joke.

After a four touchdown performance last week against Santana, where he ran for a TD, threw one, caught a TD pass and returned an interception for a score, friends on Twitter asked him if he had also taken tickets, sold popcorn and grilled burgers.

And while it was all fun, what the multi-talented El Capitan High quarterback really wanted to do was return a kick for a score.

“And I thought I had a chance,” Yokley said. “I was back for a punt and it was fine for me.

“Then it took a rebound”

His teammate Julian May recovered the ball on the rebound and sent it back 48 yards for a touchdown.

Savigon and his twin brother Antwone helped El Capitan get off to a 5-1 start with a possible Grossmont Valley League Championship showdown in West Hills on October 29.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Savigon totaled 1,608 yards – 856 passes, 509 rushing and 223 receptions.

Plus, he had 24 touchdowns – 13 assists (with just one interception), eight rushing and three receiving.

On 5-11, 170-pound Antwone, a receiver, has 25 receptions for 601 yards and nine touchdowns.

“Savi and Antwone are two of the best receivers in the county,” said El Capitan coach Ron Burner. “But we needed a quarterback and asked Savi to step in. He sacrificed himself for the betterment of the team.”

The Yokleys come from a family of seven children whose mother Angela is the head of the family. The four brothers, including Yaphet – who played at Buena Vista University in Iowa – and Ramahn, played for Burner.

Family is a big problem in El Cap.

The Yokleys are the seventh pair of twins to play for Burner.

The roster includes some of Vaqueros’ biggest names – quarterback Brad Cagle and receiver brother Zach and linebackers Joey and Johnny LaChappa, both sets of 2011-14.

In Brad Cagle’s last two years, he has totaled 6,329 passing and rushing yards with 76 touchdowns.

“Antwone and I have been playing together since we were 5 years old,” said Savigon. “We’re still together, and that makes it easier on the pitch.

“My favorite game is to walk away from the race and find Antwone crossing the field.

“Plus, I love throwing a deep ball at Antwone, watching the ball in flight, then falling into his arms.”

The Yokley brothers are the masters of the big game.

Savigon threw two 72, 55, 32 and 30 yard touchdown passes to Antwone.

Additionally, Savigon has a 62-yard TD run and a 94-yard TD reception from Bruce Newland.

Despite his impressive numbers, Antwone sees himself as a defender.

“I only started playing receiver last year,” Antwone said. “Of course I like catching passes, but I like the defense better. Defense is tackle. We spend a lot of time training in defense. And we are in good shape.

Savigon is most likely a high level receiver – intending to play at San Diego State – so offense is his ticket.

“You play more on offense,” he said.

The Vaqueros outscored their opponents 219-64.

But it’s the one that escaped – a 33-28 loss to Coronado – that haunts the brothers.

“Coronado are a good team and it was a tough game,” said Antwone. “But they are beatable.

“We have learned our lesson. I have learned that you cannot navigate through practice, that you have to listen to your coaches and respect each opponent. You have to work hard in every workout.

The goal now, say the brothers, is to finish strong, beat West Hills and win the championship in Division III, a division that includes No.4 Mater Dei Catholic, No.8 Mt. Carmel, No. ° 10 Santa Fe Christian and high- powered teams like West Hills, Ramona and Orange Glen.

“We’ve had a great year,” said Savigon, who also plays basketball and track and field. “Now we have to continue. It’s a cliché, but we have to play game by game and respect everyone because the next few weeks are really going to tell us where we are.

“The goal is to win everything. “

The El Capitan twins

2005-2008: Trevor and Tyler Bryans

2007-2010: Greg and Alex Golding

2011-2014: Brad and Zach Cagle

2011-2014: Joey and Johnny La Chappa

2014-2017: Chase and Chance Lovato

2018-2020: Carson and Skyler Rossi

20018-2021: Antwone and Savigon Yokley

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