Phillipsburg well-prepped for Union City’s Wing-T thanks to regular season experience

Phillipsburg head coach Frank Duffy walks the sidelines in a game at Bridgewater-Raritan on October 6, 2023. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

Few high school football teams see the Wing-T offense once in a year.

Phillipsburg has seen it twice now, and will get a third look Friday night when the Stateliners host Union City Friday at Maloney Stadium in the North 2, Group 2 Finals.

Heading into their second straight trip to a sectional title game, the ‘Liners saw that style of offense when facing Ridge and Sayreville, games they both won this year.

Union City, though, may play it more physical than both, and certainly runs the ball at a much higher rate than either Ridge or Sayreville do. The Red Devils’ rushing attack accounted for 70-percent of their total offensive yards this year. Sayreville got 81-percent of its yards on the ground.

Union City? They’re rushed for 2,487 yards and thrown for just 124, only attempting 25 passes all season.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Phillipsburg head coach Frank Duffy about the Stateliners’ season and their title game matchup with Union City:

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