Unable to generate consistency on offense against a stubborn Dunbar, No. 6 H.D. Woodson turned to its defense for salvation and came away with a 14-0 triumph in the final nonleague tuneup for both Interhigh League teams yesterday at Dunbar.

Both the East Division's Woodson (5-0) and the West Division's Dunbar (3-2), who are expected to contend for their respective division titles, had hoped to have good efforts before league play begins next week. Woodson got the better effort.

After a diving interception by Lamont Spriggs at the Dunbar 23, Woodson's Dwight Perrilloux capped a five-play drive with an eight-yard run for his first touchdown of the season late in the first period for a 6-0 advantage.

The Warriors added a score on a 37-yard interception return by Anthony Bradsher with 9:50 to play in the second half.

"Defense has been our strength all season. We knew we would have to play tough defense today because we had we had a couple of key guys out on offense," Woodson Coach Bob Headen said.

"When you only have a few linemen {six}, you can't afford to lose any. We have a couple injured and they go both ways. That will hurt your offense."

Fortunately, Headen had enough big, healthy bodies on defense. Led by 6-foot-6, 325-pound Robert (Future) Jackson, Warren Cunningham and Jose White, the Warriors harassed Dunbar quarterback Marvin McClellan into a one-for-10 day and three interceptions.

McClellan also fumbled three times and was sacked four times. The Crimson Tide, which won its first three games but has since lost two straight, managed only 36 total yards in the game.

"Too many turnovers and mistakes," said a composed Dunbar Coach John Nunn. "Our defense didn't play badly, but offensively, we just couldn't do much. Going into league play, we are about where I hoped we would be. The mistakes we made we can work on."

Woodson had numerous opportunities to turn this into a rout. Helped by fine field position all day, Woodson reached the Dunbar 10, 12 and 14 but came away with no points. Running backs Perrilloux, Cunningham and Marcus Stevens combined to rush for more than 100 yards but, except for the one touchdown run, were held in check by the hosts.