Following a scoreless first 40 minutes of play, Sherman scored twice in the second half to pull out a 2-1 non-district win against Frisco Heritage on Friday evening at Bearcat Stadium in the Bearcats’ final tuneup for District 5-5A play.

The visiting Coyotes scored with 23 minutes left on a hesitation play by the Bearcat defense, but then the Bearcats tied the score on a scrambler by Gaven Dawson. Then Sherman put Heritage away through the hustle of Tristan Van Zant, who blocked a goal kick and outran the defense with a little over six minutes left.

“Our team defense played great creating offensive opportunities,” Sherman head coach Chico Aleman said. “We needed the victory to start district play. A very good team effort.”

Sherman (2-4) opens the 5-5A schedule against Wichita Falls Rider on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.

Birdville Tmt. Denison 3, ILT Arlington 3

BIRDVILLE — Shane Roberts had a goal as Denison closed out Birdville’s Johnny Baggett Tournament with a tie against ILT Arlington on Saturday morning.

Gonzalo Rodriguez and Noah Deatherage also scored while Andres Menjivar had an assist against IRL Arlington.

Aaron Suarez had a goal and an assist, Menjivar scored and Martin Leon-Carapia added an assist as the Jackets earned a 2-1 victory against Benbrook. Denison started Friday with a 4-0 loss to South Hills.

In tournament action on Thursday, Birdville opened the tournament with a 5-0 victory over the Jackets.

Denison (3-5-1) will close out non-district play by hosting Princeton at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Munson Stadium.