Pickens looking to build after disappointing finish in 2020

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — After Pickens’ thrilling win over Easley last season, the first for the Blue Flame against their county rival in a decade, Chad Smith’s squad seemed poised to be a contender in Region I-4A.

However, a disappointing stretch run kept the Blue Flame out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. One year later, Smith is hoping his team can learn from the mistakes of the 2020 squad.

“We just have to continue to be consistent,” Smith said. “In our postseason interviews, our upperclassmen said after they beat Easley, they pretty much relaxed because their season was made, and you can’t do that. You have to keep plowing ahead. I think we kind of got that monkey off

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