The Tuloso-Midway Cherokees couldn't capitalize on their hot start Friday afternoon, falling to Amarillo 3-1 in the 5A State Semifinal in Garland.

The Cherokees won a tightly contested first set 28-26, but the Sandies would dominate from there on out, winning the next three to take the match (25-15, 25-20, 25-19).

T-M ends the best season in program history at 40-9, while Amarillo advances to the 5A Championship Game to face Cedar Park.