Savigon Yokley is a multi-talented Vaquero – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Savigon Yokley heard the kidding.

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

And while all that was amusing, 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 coming right to me.

“Then it took a bounce”

Teammate Julian May picked up the ball on the bounce and returned it 48 yards for a TD.

Savigon and twin brother Antwone have helped El Capitan to a 5-1 start with a potential Grossmont Valley League championship showdown at West Hills on Oct. 29.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Savigon has accounted for 1,608 yards — 856 passing, 509 rushing and 223 receiving.

Plus, he has accounted for 24 TDs — 13 passing (with only one interception), eight rushing and three receiving.

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

“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 has sacrificed himself for the betterment of the team.”

The Yokleys come from a family of seven children with mother Angela the head of the household. All four brothers, including Yaphet — who played at Buena Vista University in Iowa — and Ramahn, have played for Burner.

Family is a big deal at El Cap.

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

The list includes some of the Vaqueros biggest names — quarterback Brad Cagle and his receiver brother Zach and linebackers Joey and Johnny LaChappa, both sets from 2011-14.

In Brad Cagle’s final two years, he accounted for 6,329 yards passing and rushing with 76 TDs.

“Antwone and I have played together since we were 5,” Savigon said. “We’re always together, and that makes it easier on the field.

“My favorite play is scrambling away from the rush and finding Antwone cutting across the field.

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

The Yokley brothers are masters of the big play.

Savigon has thrown TD passes of 72, 55, 32 and 30 yards twice to Antwone.

Plus, 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. “Sure I like catching passes, but I like defense better. Defense is about tackling. We spend a lot of time in practice on defense. And we’re in condition.”

Savigon is most likely a receiver at the next level — with an eye on playing at San Diego State — so offense is his ticket.

“You’re in on more plays on offense,” he said.

The Vaqueros have outscored their opponents 219-64.

But it’s the one that got away — a 33-28 loss to Coronado — that haunts the brothers.

“Coronado is a good team and it was a hard game,” Antwone said. “But they’re beatable.

“We learned our lesson. Learned you can’t cruise through practice, that you have to listen to your coaches and respect every opponent. You have to work hard every practice.”

The goal now, the brothers say, is to finish strong, beat West Hills and win the Division III championship, 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 runs track. “Now we’ve got to keep it up. It’s a cliché, but we need to play game-by-game and respect everyone because these next few weeks will really tell us where we stand.

“The goal is to win the whole thing.”

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 LaChappa

2014-2017: Chase and Chance Lovato

2018-2020: Carson and Skyler Rossi

20018-2021: Antwone and Savigon Yokley