The wing-T was more potent than the double-wing Friday night at Clint Small Stadium in Tonawanda.
Maryvale, using the wing-T, rushed for 340 yards on 32 carries and scored an important 34-14 Class B North victory over the Warriors, who ran from the double-wing.
Of course it helps when Brooks Estarfaa is one of the guys running from your wing-T.
"It was grind-it-out football all the way," said Maryvale coach Steve Griffin, whose Flyers are 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the league following their third consecutive victory. They can sew up a playoff spot by beating Lew-Port on their home field next Friday night.
The Warriors (3-3, 3-3) are on life support as they await traditional rival North Tonawanda next week. They had the football for all but 56 seconds of the first quarter against Maryvale but didn't score.
"We stopped them on downs and it really took away their momentum," Griffin said.
With Tonawanda ahead, 7-6, in the second quarter, the next game-changing play was turned in by Estarfaa, who carried 19 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns. He scored from 70 yards out to put Maryvale up, 14-7.
"On his 70-yard run, he was hit twice in the backfield, made an unbelievable move and took off down the sideline," Griffin said. "That changed the whole momentum and flow of the game."
Alex Wendling went 77 yards on a counter for a Maryvale score in the third quarter that made it 28-14, part of his night that saw him carry six times for 117 yards.
Middle linebacker/nose guard Jon Heisler had 20 tackles for Maryvale and outside linebacker Steve Ferrandino added 11.
Brandon Moshenko had 171 yards on 28 carries and scored twice for the Warriors.