Bold or just bald?'s Joe Cortez (left) and James Burns predict the winners of Week 1's matchups. (James Burns)

Bold or just bald? Front Row casts its picks for Central-De La Salle and more

James Burns

James Burns and Joe Cortez of pick the winners of Week 1's football games in the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section, beginning with the most talked about: Central Catholic, the Front Row's top large-school team, traveling to national power De La Salle, which has won 291 consecutive games against Northern California opponents. Below you'll find the predictions, as well as the opening-week records for James and Joe.

Friday, Aug. 24

Central Catholic at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m. Burns: De La Salle Cortez: De La Salle

Golden Valley at Hoover, 7 p.m. Burns: Golden Valley Cortez: Golden Valley

El Capitan at Golden West, 7:30 p.m. Burns: El Capitan Cortez: El Capitan

Mt. Diablo at Mountain House, 7 p.m.   Burns: Mountain House Cortez: Mountain House

Bret Harte at Truckee, 7 p.m. Burns: Truckee Cortez: Truckee

Reno at Turlock, 7 p.m.   Burns: Reno Cortez: Reno

Livingston at Amador, 7 p.m. Burns: Amador Cortez: Amador

Union Mine at Argonaut, 7 p.m. Burns: Argonaut Cortez: Argonaut

Stagg at Atwater, 7 p.m. Burns: Atwater Cortez: Atwater

Beyer vs. Modesto, 7 p.m.  Burns: Modesto Cortez: Modesto

Calaveras at Escalon, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Escalon Cortez: Escalon

Patterson at Capital Chr., 7 p.m. Burns: Capital Chr. Cortez: Capital Chr.

Lodi at Ceres, 7 p.m. Burns: Lodi Cortez: Lodi

Franklin at Davis, 7 p.m. Burns: Davis Cortez: Davis

Riverbank at Delta, 7 p.m.  Burns: Riverbank Cortez: Riverbank

Modesto Chr. at Edison, 7:15 p.m.  Burns: Modesto Chr. Cortez: Modesto Chr.

West at Enochs, 7 p.m.  Burns: Enochs Cortez: Enochs

Gregori at Merced, 7 p.m.  Burns: Merced Cortez: Merced

Delhi at Johansen, 7:30 p.m.   Burns: Delhi Cortez: Johansen

Pitman at Lincoln, 7:15 p.m.  Burns: Pitman Cortez: Pitman

Linden at Gustine, 7:30 p.m.   Burns: Gustine Cortez: Gustine

Hilmar at Los Banos, 7:30 p.m.  Burns: Hilmar Cortez: Hilmar

Downey at Manteca, 7 p.m. Burns: Manteca Cortez: Manteca

Hughson at Orestimba, 7:30 p.m.  Burns: Orestimba Cortez: Orestimba

Stone Ridge Chr. at Ripon Chr., 7:30 p.m. Burns: Ripon Chr. Cortez: Ripon Chr.

Central Valley at Sierra, 7:00 p.m.  Burns: Central Valley Cortez: Central Valley

Ripon at Sonora, 7 p.m.  Burns: Sonora Cortez: Sonora

Mariposa County at Summerville, 7 p.m. Burns: Summerville Cortez: Summerville

Buhach Colony at Tracy, 7:15 p.m.  Burns: Tracy Cortez: Buhach Colony

Turlock Chr. at Vacaville Chr., 7 p.m.  Burns: Vacaville Chr. Cortez: Vacaville Chr.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Oakdale vs. Archbishop Mitty (at St. Francis), noon  Burns: Oakdale Cortez: Oakdale

East Union at Napa, 7 p.m.  Burns: East Union Cortez: Napa


Burns: 29-6. Cortez: 26-9.


Burns: 29-6. Cortez: 26-9.