W.T. Clarke Pride on Full Display at Homecoming


The W.T. Clarke High School football stadium was a sea of maroon and school spirit as the Rams defeated Valley Stream South, 42-20, during Clarke’s homecoming on Oct. 1.

After the first half of the game, the W.T. Clarke varsity cheerleaders, marching band and color guard gave a show-stopping performance for the crowd.  

Following, members of the East Meadow School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo and central administration led the annual halftime show of class floats onto the field. This year’s theme of adventure parks included “Lego Land,” “Six Flags,” “Hershey Park” and “Disney World.” Students threw candy into the stands as visitors cheered them on.

At the rear of the parade, seniors Jesse Goodman and Jarielys Quijano waved to the audience as they were recognized as homecoming king and queen.  

As for the game, Besnik Dalipi scored the Rams’ first points with a 45-yard interception return and later added a 23-yard touchdown reception. Corey Rosenbloom had 17 carries for 176 yards with a touchdown, as well as Austin Lyons-Carman, who had 12 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. This victory was head varsity coach John Boyle’s 150th win at the school.