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Yokleys, Vaqueros continue to hit crib

Savigon Yokley heads to the end zone for El Capitan on Friday night. / Michelle Hames

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

No. 15 EL CAPITAN 42, VALHALLA 7

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

LAKESIDE – The Yokley brothers of El Capitan High – Savigon and Antwone – scored a combined five touchdowns before halftime, leading the 15th-ranked Vaqueros to a 42-7 Grossmont Valley League victory over the visiting Valhalla Norsemen on Friday night.

Savigon Yokley rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to twin brother, Antwone, as El Capitan led 32-7 at halftime.

The Vaqueros remained on track for a possible league championship game showdown in two weeks, but until then, El Cap keeps rolling up victories – and big ones.

The fifth consecutive win for the black and gold was the team’s fifth this season by at least 34 points. It also gave El Cap its first five-game winning streak since the Vaqs’ historic 2014 campaign.

The Norsemen were able to draw within two scores late in the first quarter when the potent passing combo of quarterback Tommy Logan and receiver A.J. Cornthwaite hit again for another long touchdown this week, hooking up for a 48-yard connection to draw within 18-7.

Two minutes into the game, Savigon scored on a 29-yard run for a 6-0 lead.

Not two minutes later, Savi threw a 12-yard touchdown score to Antwone to make it 12-0.

Midway through the first quarter Antwone caught a 7-yard score from Savigon, although the Vaqueros missed their third consecutive extra-point, this one on a pass attempt while the first two were kicks.

Three minutes into the second quarter, Savigon rushed for a 12-yard touchdown, and this time, El Cap converted a pass play for a 27-7 advantage.

With three minutes to go before halftime, Savi found the end zone for a third time, scoring from six yards out, as the Vaqueros took their 25-point lead into halftime.

Daisean Desinor scored on an 80-yard run midway through the third quarter for El Capitan.

“Coming out of the half, coach told me first play was going to be a sweep and I just looked at my o-line, and Antwone and Savigon, and I said, ‘let’s crib this,'” Desinor said. “They had all these amazing blocks and I followed my running back – Angel Diaz – who made a nice block and after that, all I saw was green and took it to the house.”

Colton Dietrich kicked a 39-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the Vaqueros.

Savi Yokley finished with 102 yards on the ground and combined with fellow quarterback Bruce Newland, who played the second half, for 129 passing yards as a team.

Savi caught a pair of throws from Newland to finish with 204 yards of total offense.

“We have a lot of talented coaches who definitely know what they are doing,” Desinor said. “If we just come out and play hard every game, I think we’re unstoppable.”

Apparently, local pollsters weren’t impressed, as the Vaqueros fell to 18th this week in the media vote, behind a few new entries, including GVL championship rival West Hills, who debuted at No. 16.

The two league foes may end up settling the Grossmont Valley score in two weeks in Santee.

Ironically, both of the current league leaders – El Capitan and West Hills – trail Santana in the latest San Diego CIF Division III playoff power rankings.

The Vaqueros are sixth this week in the rankings, one spot behind the Sultans, while the 8-0 Wolf Pack is eighth. West Hills hosts Santana this Friday.

It might be a moot point, as all three teams could likely end up hosting first-round games, as the GVL champ will still probably finish outside of the top four.

Meanwhile, El Capitan figures to kick it at the crib several more times when it hosts winless Monte Vista.

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