Tenth-ranked Friendly held Parkdale at the 1-yard line with three minutes left in the game to preserve a 7-0 victory over the Panthers in a Prince George's County 4A League game last night at Friendly.

Parkdale, thanks to a 10-yard run by Tim Harley and a late-hit penalty, had a first down on the Friendly 6. Harley took two carries to get the ball to the 1. The Panthers then used 275-pound lineman Andre Harris on two runs up the middle. On fourth down he was stopped by Tom Berry and Derrick Plater.

Needless to say, Friendly Coach Richard Knode was pleased with his defense. "Super, wasn't it?" he said. "When you needed it they were there. They did some very nice things out there."

Berry anchored the defense with 16 tackles. Also contributing were Danny Truslow with 12 tackles and Darrin Kinley with 10 tackles and two interceptions.

The final Parkdale drive was led by Ralph Brown, who came in when starting quarterback-punter Dale Bryson was roughed by Kinley on a punt attempt with 6:30 left. Bryson was taken to Southern Maryland Hospital Center with a neck injury. The penalty gave the Panthers a first down at the 50 and sparked the drive.

The game's only score came with 8:38 left following a 10-play, 83-yard drive. Mike Brown scored up the middle from one yard.

Two key plays set up the score. On third and five from the Friendly 32, Lamar Hough hit Brown on a 26-yard pass. Craig Morten then carried for 12 yards, with 15 added for a facemask penalty.

"The line just got fired up," Brown said of the drive. "I was trying to find a hole in the line, and I found help there. {The line} played a good, tough game."

Knode found the passing game to be the key to the drive: "They were just jarring us. We had to throw the ball some more, do something a little different. We have some good runners, but when {Parkdale} gets tougher, you have to throw the ball."

The closest either team came to the end zone in the first half was when Parkdale (1-2) put up a 19-play drive that took up most of the first quarter.

However, the Patriots (3-0) held at the 11. The Panthers set up to attempt a field goal, but got a bad snap. Bryson's pass was intercepted by Kinley at the 7.