Chartiers Valley’s Capers Out for Season With Torn ACL

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Saturday, September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM


Two of the top high school football players in the WPIAL are now likely out for the year and the 2010 season isn't even three weeks old. On the same night that West Allegheny running back Mike Caputo dislocated his ankle in Week One, Wayne Capers of Chartiers Valley suffered a knee injury in a loss to Montour. Capers sat out last weeks loss to Trinity and it was announced Friday he will miss the rest of the football and basketball season because of the knee injury.

This marks the second straight year Chartiers Valley has lost the talented junior quarterback to a season ending injury. Last year, Capers was enjoying an outstanding season when he broke a bone and his foot in a game against Trinity in Week Five.

Capers is also an outstanding basketball players. He was able to come back last year and join the Colts for their playoff run that led to a WPIAL title and a PIAA runner-up trophy. He is expected to miss the entire hoop season recovering from the knee surgery, which will take place in the next few weeks.

Capers was 18 of 32 for 320 yards passing and three touchdowns, plus he scored on a 67-yard run in a 35-28 loss to Montour in Week One, but he hurt his knee late in the contest.

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