New-look offense has Pickens seeing success

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — After last season, the Pickens Blue Flame had still yet to fulfill the promise they had flashed in head coach Chad Smith’s three seasons at the helm of the program.

A 4-7 playoff berth in 2018 notwithstanding, Smith also saw a pair of two-win seasons in his short tenure and had had trouble getting kids to come out for the football program.

Seeing changes needed to be made, Smith moved assistant coach Blake Dyar to offensive coordinator in the offseason, and the Blue Flame moved away from Smith’s traditional Wing-T attack. Now, just three games into the 2020 season, the Blue Flame are already reaping the rewards

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