The Pope Greyhounds were staying close to Stephenson in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Class AAAAA first round playoff game.
But four turnovers in that period were too much to overcome. As The Marietta Daily Journal reported, Stephenson scored 14 points off those turnovers to coast to a 31-11 victory.
The Greyhounds end their season with a 7-4 record, and have gone to the playoffs for the last three seasons under coach Matt Kemper.
Of the five East Cobb-area teams that made the playoffs, only Kell remains. On Friday, Lassiter, Walton, and Wheeler all were defeated in Class AAAAAA.
And Kell had to dig out a 19-14 win over Southwest DeKalb in the final minute of play on Friday. The Longhorns will play host to Gainesville this coming weekend in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.