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Engelke powers

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WEST NEWBURY — With a trio of veterans in the backfield, Pentucket football coach Steve Hayden uses a running back-by-committee. The rotation of backs allows his ground-and-pound style to flourish as the Sachems are not forced to rely on a single player.

During Pentucket’s first home playoff game Saturday, the revolving door in the backfield continued. But having been awarded his first — and potentially last — taste of postseason play, senior D.J. Engelke made sure to take full advantage of every carry he was given.

Engelke turned his seven carries into 195 yards and three touchdowns as Pentucket rolled over Hamilton-Wenham, 32-0.

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