Ja’Quil Capel, a graduate of West Montgomery High, tied an East-West All-Star Game record for most points and touchdowns scored by an individual, as the East won a dominating victory 35-9 Wednesday night in the annual N.C. Coaches Association football classic.
Capel, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound record-setting quarterback for West Montgomery, accounted for four of the East’s five rushing touchdowns on the night. He finished the night with 70 of the East squad’s 282 yards rushing.
During his career at West Montgomery, Capel finished with 78 rushing towndowns and 35 passing, totaling 8,582 yards of offense.
And perhaps most importantly? He's going to play college football for the Charlotte 49ers, who field their first team in fall 2013.
Capel was one of eight future 49ers taking part in the game. The others: Brandon Banks (High Pont, N.C./Southwest Guilford H.S.), Jalen Holt (Norwood,
N.C./South Stanly H.S.), Larry Ogunjobi (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale H.S.), Mark
Pettit (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford) and Mason Sledge (Monroe, N.C./Monroe
H.S.), all played on the West team. In addition to Capel, Terry Caldwell (Wilmington, N.C./John T.
Hoggard H.S.) and Will
Thomas (Hampstead, N.C./Topsail Senior H.S.) played with the East.
Caldwell was named defensive most valuable player in the game.
Read more about the game here.
- Jim Utter