It’s Connecticut high school fantasy football draft day (minus the fantasy)

You ready for a little fantasy football in April?

If you’re either Windsor’s Rob Fleeting or Ledyard’s Jim Buonocore, you’d better be.

The two coaches are about to play general manager for the day at Rentschler Field when the senior draft of the new Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame Classic Military Bowl all-star game commences this evening.

Last month, senior players from around the region participated in a combine, which narrowed the pool down to about 100 (or so) players. Those players will be now be selected in a backyard kickball-style draft to determine who will play for which sides.

It’s all going down at 6:30 p.m. today on the third floor at Rentschler Field. John Holt of WFSB will be the host of the event, which will be broadcast on CPTV at a delayed date.

The public is welcome to attend. We’re sure it’ll be hoot.

After the draft and the school year, everyone will reconvene at Rentschler Field on June 29 to play the all-star game at 4:30 p.m.

Sean Patrick Bowley