Steinbach Regional Secondary School (SRSS) Sabres Football Captain Mason Funk was celebrated at the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) varsity banquet Tuesday evening.

A senior, playing at both running back and linebacker positions, Funk was one of the WHSFL’s four winners of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni Association Player of the Year.

Funk is the first SRSS Sabre to win the award that acknowledges ’pure’ football athletes for their accomplishments on the field.

It was first awarded in 2016 and comes with a $1,000 scholarship from the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni.

Funk has already committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons football team, signing in late August.

The SRSS Sabres banquet is on Thursday.