It was chilly, the way Oxon Hill loves it. It was intense and hard-hitting, the way the third-ranked Clippers usually play.

It also was one-sided.

Oxon Hill, seeded second in the Maryland Class 4A playoffs, scored two touchdowns in a 23-second span of the fourth quarter, then refused to allow seventh-seeded High Point to score from the 7-yard line as time expired in a 27-0 victory yesterday at Oxon Hill.

The next test for Oxon Hill's suffocating defense is Randallstown (11-0), which defeated Seneca Valley, 33-21, Friday night behind the explosive running of Larry Washington, who gained 319 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries. The Clippers, who have allowed three points in their last five games, will host Randallstown Saturday at 1 p.m.

Oxon Hill (11-0) also has two dazzling offensive players: quarterback Russell Thomas and running back Mark McCain.

Thomas scored Oxon Hill's first touchdown late in the opening quarter, freezing the Eagles defense on a play-action fake from the 9, dashing to the outside and making Dennis Holt miss on a juke to the inside before scoring.

McCain, who gained 182 yards on 15 carries, gave High Point more fits. He powered into the end zone from two yards to culminate a nine-play, 80-yard drive that made it 13-0 in the third quarter. But it was his 90-yard touchdown run with 8:24 remaining in the game, in which he made at least three defenders miss, that gave him the most enjoyment.

Still the end for High Point wasn't spelled until 23 seconds later when defensive lineman Mike Butler picked off Holt's shuffle pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown to increase the margin to 27-0.

"This was the best that our offensive line has blocked all year," said McCain. "Carlos Vazango made an excellent block, then I started breaking to the outside and then I made another one miss."

Since losing, 8-0, to Oxon Hill the fifth week of the season, High Point (8-3) pointed to a rematch against the Clippers in the playoffs. But the Eagles' leading rusher, Milton Stone (1,080 yards on 180 carries), was sidelined with a sprained ankle and without him High Point only managed 122 total yards.

"They {High Point} were already in trouble because it was the rematch and they were playing at our place," said McCain. "We wanted to hurt them; we wanted to make them cry."