The Heritage Lady Generals saw a 30-win season come to a close on Tuesday with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-20 loss at Area 5 champion Cartersville in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Macy Harris had seven kills and five digs for Heritage (30-14), while Kali Brown picked up six kills and six digs.
There will be no teams from Area 6 in the Elite Eight when it gets underway on Saturday. Area champion and No. 8-ranked Northwest Whitfield was eliminated with a straight-sets home loss to Blessed Trinity on Tuesday.
The Elite Eight will be made up of half public schools and half private schools. The remainder of the field include public school teams in No. 6 Northside-Columbus, No. 9 Cartersville and a pair of unranked schools in Hardaway and Richmond Academy. The private schools still alive include Blessed Trinity, Marist, St. Pius X and Woodward Academy, who are ranked 1-4, respectively.