Blue Flame see highs and lows in Smith’s final season

PICKENS — Moving into one of Class 4A’s toughest regions this season, the Pickens Blue Flame still managed to get close to .500 in head coach Chad Smith’s final season at the helm of the program.

Smith will be stepping down as head coach while remaining athletic director at the school.

The Blue Flame opened the 2022 season with a bang as they traveled to Iva in week 0 to take on Crescent. In a back-and-forth contest, the Blue Flame managed to come out on top 31-28 after a late sack by Landon McKinney dashed the Tigers’ hopes.

The Blue Flame kept the momentum going in their next matchup at home against

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