After shutout loss against county rival, Flame to host Palmetto in season finale

By John Robert Ayers
Courier Sports

CENTRAL — Facing a short week and one of the toughest teams in the state, Pickens entered last week’s contest against the Daniel Lions hoping to change their fortunes in the midst of a tough region slate.

However, early struggles on special teams doomed the Blue Flame, as they fell 45-0 against the Lions.

Due to fears about the weather forecast on Friday, the game was moved to Thursday evening. Despite the short week, Pickens coach Chad Smith didn’t use it as an excuse

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