In a tough task for Clarke Football, they were defeated in their season opener 56-21 at West Hempstead High School.
Bruce Gibbs ran for 130 yards and four touchdowns to lead West Hempstead, who had a 49-0 lead after three quarters. The Rams showed some fight in the fourth though, as they outscores West Hempstead 21-7.
Enrique McFarland added 134 yards and a touchdown on eight carries for West Hempstead. Vinny Messina led them with six tackles. McFarland exploded for a 79-yard touchdown run on just the third play from scrimmage.
Anthony Beaubrun added 67 yards for West Hempstead on just three carries.