Fight to the Finish

Smith proud of Blue Flame’s

effort in season-ending loss

By Rocky Nimmons

GREER — The Pickens Blue Flame football program took a huge step in the right direction in 2019. The Blue Flame won four games, lost three games they could have won and played hard in all 11 from kickoff until the final whistle each and every week.

Pickens head coach Chad Smith knew coming in as head coach and athletic director that his Wing-T offensive system would take time to build. Making the playoffs was a major goal.

On Friday, the Blue Flame realized that goal when the team got off the buses to face the No. 1 seed Greer Yellow Jackets on their home turf in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Even though the game did not go Pickens’ way, as the Flame fell 35-6 to the Jackets, making the playoffs is a sign the program is improving. This group has laid the foundation and taken the first step to future greatness. Time

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