REVIVAL AT B-CC: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coach Pete White sums up his team's best start in more than 10 seasons this way: "We are a fragile 5-1 and right now we don't want to talk about it too much."

The Barons, who have seen very few winning seasons in the past 15 years, won their fifth straight game Friday as they edged Einstein, 7-6. Both touchdowns were scored by the defenses, but B-CC's Andy Bombick made the conversion kick after Tim Kelly blocked a punt and fell on the loose ball in the end zone.

"We have a little talent and are playing hard," said White. "We have great soccer and field hockey teams here and we're just trying to remind folks football is still here."

Fourth-year coach White is mindful that B-CC plays top-ranked Springbrook (6-0) and Quince Orchard (5-1) the final two weeks.

White is enthused over sophomore quarterback Brad Lensing, who has thrown for more than 700 yards.

FINE FIRST IMPRESSION: Because of backfield injuries, freshman Andre Cooper is up from the Walter Johnson JV. The tailback made the most of his first varsity effort, rushing for 209 yards and scoring from the 4 in the fourth period as his team defeated winless Blair, 14-6.

Cooper's presence couldn't have come at a better time. The 2-4 Spartans were looking for a spark to offset another rough season. They had scored only six touchdowns before the Blair game.

IT'S THEIR DECADE: Maret became the first area team to win a football championship in the 1990s as it downed Model School for the Deaf, 28-0, to capture the four-team Tri-State title. The Fighting Frogs (5-1) also defeated Quantico, 53-0, and Colonial Beach, 37-12, to finish 3-0 in the league.

Cornell Parker, better known for his exploits on the basketball court, may be just as good on the football field. The tailback finished the game with 160 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. For the season, he leads the team with 835 yards rushing on 70 carries and has 13 touchdowns.

Maret basketball coach Butch McAdam admits Parker could have a better longterm future in football than basketball.

"We've talked about it {concentrating on football}, but he is a city kid and basketball is first," McAdam said. "I tell him there are tons of 6-foot, 180-pound guards playing basketball, but not many who can do the things he can do on a football field."

KEEP THEM ON THE SCHEDULE: Wakefield, which had lost six straight games and 28 of its last 29 (excluding a forfeit victory), was a 16-0 winner over Falls Church Friday. Beating the Jaguars has been the only salvation for the struggling Warriors in recent years. Wakefield defeated Falls Church, 16-8, in 1988 to break a 12-game losing streak. The Warriors lost their next nine before beating Falls Church, 21-13, last season.

Wakefield's modest one-game winning streak will be in serious jeopardy this Friday when it meets No. 7 Annandale, which averages 36 points per game.

SAFETY SQUEEZE: In a final score more suited to baseball or soccer, Bladensburg needed a last-period safety to get by Forestville, 2-0, in a Prince George's 3A/2A game.

Bladensburg (5-1) was looking for a better offensive showing in preparation for Saturday's meeting with No. 15 Laurel (6-0), a game that will probably decide the league champion. Two weeks ago, Bladensburg managed only one touchdown in a 6-0 win over Gwynn Park. Fortunately, the Mustangs have allowed only 10.2 points per game.