Senior quarterback Kevin Brim, whose problems running the option in practice led to him playing only one down in the first half, went 71 yards on the second play of the third quarter yesterday to propel T.C. Williams to a 21-0 victory over Annandale in the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 championship football game.

All-Met halfback Lydell Scott rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries as the No. 1-ranked Titans (12-0) won their third region title in four years, and their fifth in the school's history.

Williams advanced to next weekend's state semifinal against Central Region champion Highland Springs, which beat Mills Godwin, 15-9, last night.

Annandale, which upset West Potomac, 23-20, in a playoff game last week, finished 8-4. Although a steady rain at W.T. Woodson's Cunningham Stadium may have hurt the Atoms' passing game, they never demonstrated a sustained offense.

Annandale was held to 86 net yards and never moved inside Williams' 41 until the final 90 seconds. The Atoms also were hurt by four lost fumbles, two on special teams.

"This one feels good," said Titans Coach Glenn Furman. "We ran the same exact plays we ran all year and played T.C. Williams football. It was pound {on the} ground and super-tough defense."

The Titans did eat up quite a bit of ground, rushing for 283 of their 309 total yards.

Scott scored the only touchdown of the first half on a one-yard dive behind the blocks of center Josh Geiger and left guard Dee Reyes.

In the second half, Brim replaced starting quarterback Ricky Marrow as Furman wanted to open up his offense after several lost opportunities in the first half.

"Brim is our option quarterback, but he was having trouble getting the pitch away in practice this week," said Furman. "With the closeness of the game, we didn't want to take a chance of a turnover early, but we thought we would go to it in the second half because they were pinching in on Lydell so much."

Brim did not have to pitch at all to break the game open. He went left with the intention of keeping the ball and raced 71 yards for the score.

"The coaches told me to read the defense, and when the defense came in on Lydell, to step around the end," said Brim, who finished wih 92 yards on four carries. "The cornerback picked up Keith {Burns} on the outside so I gave him a fake pitch and took off."

Sophomore tight end Eddie Petty made a key block that enabled Brim to go untouched down the left sideline.

Scott enabled much of the crowd to get out of the rain early when he went 40 yards for a 21-0 lead with 10:16 to go.

Tailback Julio Lacayo rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries for Annandale, but once the Atoms fell behind, sophomore quarterback Shane Hines found himself under heavy pressure from left defensive end DeWayne Evans and All-Met defensive tackle Tracy Fells.

Hines was sacked four times in the second half, twice by Evans.

"Our game plan was to run and throw," said Annandale Coach Bob Hardage. "The rain didn't make that much of a difference, but we never had much field position. Even if we wanted to throw more, we never had time. That was just a fine ball team we played."Annandale (8-4) 0 0 0 0 0 T.C. Williams (12-0) 7 0 7 7 21

TCW -- Scott 1 run (Sims kick)

TCW -- Brim 71 run (Sims kick)

TCW -- Scott 40 run (Sims kick)