Lady Blue Flame seniors sign to play on next level

PICKENS — A pair of Pickens High School senior softball standouts realized their dreams last Thursday, signing to play the game they love in college.
Lynzie Edens inked with Florence-Darlington Technical College, while teammate Madison Burnett will take her talents to Carson-Newman College.
Both expressed relief and joy to finally have their names signed to letters of intent.
“It feels great,” Edens said. “Now I’m just ready to go.”
Burnett said playing in college had been a goal of hers since making the varsity squad as a seventh grader.
“Being on varsity for six years I’ve had my ups and downs, but it’s all led me to here,” she said.
Burnett and Edens both gave credit to the PHS coaching staff for their transformation into college-bound players, in particular first-year assistant Josh Fisher, who reached into his address book to speak with contacts at multiple schools to help both land spots on college rosters.
“These girls have both been great assets, and they’re going to be great losses next year,” Fisher said.
PHS head coach Tammie Alexander echoed Fisher’s sentiments.
“These girls have both been great leaders for us,” Alexander said. “Lynzie is one of those players that coaches dream of having… Madison knows what’s going on so well that it’s like having another coach out there.”