Wilson High is the only Interhigh League school that has perennially had a mix of black and white athletes, but the only colors they see are Wilson's school colors.

Horace Fleming, preparing the Tigers for today's Interhigh championship game, said he has had three to five white players in each of his eight years as football coach.

"All I see is green and white. No one here is ever singled out. We have a nice unity on this team and we look out for everyone," said Fleming, who has guided the Tigers to back-to-back West Division championships.

"If there ever is a time we don't worry about racism or bigotry, it's on the field."

One of the three white players on this year's team is senior tackle Chris Bergfalk. He says he is aware there are few white players in the league but it doesn't bother him a bit.

"Of course, when an incident occurs, like some pushing and shoving, you hear things about race from the other team. But there has never been anything serious, nothing to worry about," Bergfalk said. "We are more worried about winning the game."

The game today is the big one for No. 20 Wilson (8-1-1) as it meets East Division champion Eastern (8-2) at Howard University's Greene Stadium at 11 a.m.

To a man, the Wilson players say they'd envisioned a rematch with H.D. Woodson. The Warriors, who edged Wilson, 7-3, during the season, were set to win the East but had to forfeit 10 games -- including the one with the Tigers -- when a player was discovered to have been overage. Eastern, a 21-0 loser to Woodson, became the division winner.

"We're a little disappointed because we thought we might see Woodson again," said Hugh Weithers, Wilson's free safety and punter. "We played them tougher than anyone and we felt we should have won that day."

"Well, we were kind of gearing up for Woodson," Fleming said. " . . . But it doesn't matter now. This is our Super Bowl and we want to play. We haven't won a championship in a long time {1957}.

"They have a little more size than we do and they have a good, quick back in {Harold} Brown."

Wilson, led by an experienced offensive line with Bergfalk, Bob Schauf and 6-foot-4, 280-pound center Brooke Cawley, relies on a crunching ground game with Antoine Boyd (recovered from a separated shoulder) and Kenny Coleman.

"Eastern has scored about a hundred more points than we have {246 to 156} and we know they are going to try to beat us up the middle," the 6-3, 225-pound Bergfalk said. "We have the advantage of being here before {having lost, 34-28, to Anacostia for the 1989 title}. And we earned a return trip."

That's the green and white of it.