Andy Hubbard and Jon Roth scored touchdowns 56 seconds apart in the fourth quarter yesterday to break open a close game and lead No. 20 St. Albans to a 24-0 victory at No. 11 St. John's.

Roth scored for the Bulldogs (2-0) two plays after an onside kick. It was set up when, on the extra-point that made it 10-0 following Hubbard's one-yard run to open the fourth quarter, St. John's lineman Wayne Holmes committed a personal foul.

That placed the ball on the Cadets 45, and Paul Lengerman recovered the onside kick.

"Some St. John's guys were trying to pull the ball away from me . . . but I held on to it," Lengerman said. "That was the turning point of the game. After that they just backed down."

Said St. John's Coach John Ricca: "We told them before they went out there that {St. Albans} might onside kick. We weren't surprised; we didn't execute and stop it from happening. . . . It was a nice onside kick. I thought we had the ball."

Two plays later Roth scored on a 42-yard run down the right side. He ran for 72 of his 134 yards in the fourth quarter. Hubbard collected 110 of his 175 rushing yards in the final period.

"We actually had them worn down," St. Albans Coach Dick Allanson said. "We had more players going one way than they did."

Mark Hammond closed the scoring with 6:57 left, receiving a 17-yard pass from David Larson. It was St. Albans's first pass of the half, following 21 running plays.

"They can do what they want; we have to stop them," Ricca said. "Today we were in position for 2 1/2 quarters to beat them. Then it got away from us."

St. John's (2-1) nearly took a 7-3 lead on the opening drive of the third quarter. But Kristian Yangas caught Kevin Gibbs's third-down pass out of the end zone and Gibbs's ensuing 30-yard field-goal attempt was wide right.

"After the big drive we missed the touchdown and we didn't get anything," said Ricca. "It took the wind out of our sails."

Larson converted a 22-yard field-goal try to open the scoring with 3:31 left in the first quarter.

The win was St. Albans's 10th in a row, a streak that Ricca does not see ending this season. "The biggest factor is that they are an excellent football team," he said. "I'd be surprised if someone beat them."