New Hall of Fame Classic combine, draft dates set

The new (and, maybe, improved) Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame Football Classic announced dates for its tryout combine and draft today.

The all-star game, which will be played exclusively by graduating Connecticut high school football players at Rentschler Field on June 29, will hold its tryouts on March 24 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Offensive tryouts will be held in the morning and defensive tryouts in the afternoon. Prospective players must report between 8 and 9 a.m.

The draft to select players for the two teams will be held on April 3 at Rentschler Field at 6:30 p.m. Selected players and their parents will meet at Southington High School on April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Windsor’s Robert Fleeting and Ledyard’s Jim Buonocore will be the coaches for the two teams.

For more information, contact John Fontana at (860) 628-4122 or email him at

Sean Patrick Bowley