Ortoli, Rose selected for Classic

The 16th annual Hall of Fame Football Classic will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven.

The game pits graduated high school seniors from Fairfield County against graduated seniors from New Haven County. New Haven leads the series, 10-5.

Rostered to represent Shelton High on the New Haven County squad are Joe Ortoli and Robert Rose.

The game is presented by the Ralph DeSantis Fairfield County and the Gene Casey New Haven County Chapters of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

It is the first all-star game between chapters in the country and raises funds for deserving scholar-athletes.

Major sponsors for the game include the Walter Camp Football Foundation, NFP Sports, Town Fair Tire and JL Sports.

Tickets are $7 each at the door and $5 in advance by calling 203-231-3992.

Fairfield County is coached by Stratford’s John Svatik and New Haven County by Mark Ecke.

Fairfield County is practicing at St. Joseph High in Trumbull and New Haven County is practicing at West Haven High Practices begin at 5:30 p.m.

For additional information, check out the game’s information and archives site at newhavenfootballfoundation.com.