A former PCI Trojan has been named to the Winnipeg High School Football League Division 2 All-Decade Team for receiver.

Cole Brydges played on the team early in the 2010s and was the team's leading receiver in 2011, helping them to a 6-1 regular season record and a trip to the semi finals. He shares how it feels to have been named to the All-Decade Team.

"It's pretty cool. It was really unexpected, to be honest," says Brydges. "Seeing guys like Derek [Yachison] on that list, it was pretty cool to be on there with him. It was so long ago too, it was eight or nine years ago now, so it's hard to remember back that far but it was pretty cool to hear."

Brydges says what he remembers most about the season is the great group of guys that he played with, noting it was their teamwork more than anything that made the season great.

After graduation, Brydges went on to play with the Okanagan Sun, which he calls a highlight of his football career.

"It was so fun, especially going out there two months after high school," says Brydges. It was pretty exciting. Then being able to go the national final my final year there; that was pretty cool. We weren't able to pull it out but the experience was still really cool."

The story comes full-circle as Brydges returned to help coach the next generation of Trojan football players. He coached Ian McCutchin and Carter Little who were both nominated to the All-Decade Team; McCutchin for quarterback and Little for both offensive and defensive line.

The WHSFL continues to announce their All-Decade Team on social media.