Cornell Parker and Eugene Smith each rushed for two touchdowns and Smith keyed a defense that shut down Model running back Trieu Nguyen in Maret's overwhelming 28-0 victory over the Eagles yesterday at Duke Ellington Field. The win gave Maret the title in the four-team Tri-State Athletic Conference.

Maret (5-1, 3-0) held Model (5-2, 1-1) to 81 yards of offense. The absence of quarterback Stefan Bergan and tight end Mike Kent, ineligible for conference games, added to Model's offensive shortcomings. Maret's leading rusher, Parker, nearly doubled Model's total with 160 yards on 21 carries. Smith, who rushed for 81 yards on 11 carries, also doubled as a defensive back and chalked up seven tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception to key the Frogs' defense.

Nguyen was not expected to play after a leg injury suffered in last week's game. He rushed for 24 yards in the first half before being sidelined by his bad leg.

Nguyen entered the game a marked man, according to Maret Coach Nick Markoff. "I told Gene {Smith} that he could blitz on Nguyen whenever he wanted to," Markoff said. "And Gene was usually there on every stop."

On the opening kickoff, Model attempted to trick Maret with an onside kick that backfired as the Frogs recovered the ball on the 40. Parker rushed 38 yards on the 60-yard drive in 10 plays capped by a 13-yard touchdown run with 7:02 remaining in the quarter. On the third play of Model's first possession, a bad snap to quarterback Dwayne Woodward resulted in a fumble recovery for Smith. On first down, Parker ran a right-side sweep for a 19-yard score and kicker Mick Neustadt converted for a 14-0 advantage.

Maret scored again on its third possession in three plays. Smith carried all three times for 49 yards, including the one-yard run with less than two minutes left in the quarter for a 21-0 lead.

Model's Woodward was intercepted late in the fourth by Smith. Five plays and 35 yards later, Smith scored again, with 3:30 remaining.

Parker, who also plays defensive back, has season totals of 835 yards on 70 carries and 13 touchdowns, distinguishing him as one of the area's best, but Markoff doesn't rely on Parker alone.

"We're a very balanced team and we don't rely on any one person," he said. "There're 109 boys at Maret and all of them play."