Turlock defensive end Devin Bradley celebrates a stop by the Bulldogs' defense during a season-opening win over Freedom of Oakley on Aug. 23, 2019. The Bulldogs return home to face another Bulldog this Thursday -- Tracy High, its annual Dogbone rival. (Samantha Schmidt)

Bold or just bald: Escalon? Or Hilmar? Helmet strapped, Burns seals prediction

James Burns

ESCALON — There's a new leader in the clubhouse! 

FrontRowPreps.com's bald-headed prognosticator, James Burns, correctly predicted 26 of the 28 games in Week 4 to overtake colleague Joe Cortez in the overall season standings. 

Below, you'll find this week's predictions.

Also, check out the "Bold or just bald?" prediction show for Burns' wild prediction for this week's Chicken Ranch Casino Game of the Week between Trans-Valley League foes Hilmar and host Escalon. Spoiler alert: He summoned his spirit animal — ESPN College Gameday's Lee Corso. There's also bonus footage, so stay with the video.

Friday, Sept. 21

Central Valley at Atwater, 7 p.m. Burns: Atwater Cortez: Atwater
El Capitan at Merced, 7 p.m. Burns: Merced Cortez: Merced
Golden Valley at Patterson, 7 p.m. Burns: Patterson Cortez: Patterson

Turlock Chr. at Big Valley Chr., 7 p.m. Burns: Big Valley Chr. Cortez: Big Valley Chr.

Gustine at Mariposa, 7:15 p.m. Burns: Gustine Cortez: Gustine
Orestimba at Le Grand, 7:15 p.m. Burns: Orestimba Cortez: Orestimba
Ripon Christian at Denair, 7:15 p.m. Burns: Ripon Christian Cortez: Ripon Christian
Waterford at Delhi, 7:15 p.m. Burns: Waterford Cortez: Waterford

Hilmar at Escalon, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Escalon Cortez: Hilmar
Modesto Chr. at Hughson, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Modesto Chr. Cortez: Modesto Chr.
Riverbank at Ripon, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Ripon Cortez: Ripon

Central Catholic at Sierra, 7 p.m. Burns: Central Catholic Cortez: Central Catholic
Kimball at East Union, 7 p.m. Burns: East Union Cortez: East Union  
Weston Ranch at Oakdale, 7 p.m. Burns: Oakdale Cortez: Oakdale  

Beyer at Ceres, 7 p.m. Burns: Beyer Cortez: Beyer
Davis at Los Banos, 7 p.m. Burns: Los Banos Cortez: Los Banos
Mountain House at Johansen, 7 p.m. Burns: Mtn. House Cortez: Mtn. House
Pacheco at Lathrop, 7 p.m. Burns: Pacheco Cortez: Pacheco

Dixon at Argonaut, 7 p.m. Burns: Argonaut Cortez: Argonaut
Enochs at Edison, 7 p.m. Burns: Edison Cortez: Edison
Bret Harte at Linden, 7 p.m. Burns: Bret Harte Cortez: Bret Harte
Stagg at Modesto, 7 p.m. Burns: Modesto Cortez: Modesto
Stellar Prep at Calaveras, 7 p.m. Burns: Calaveras Cortez: Calaveras
Fremont at Summerville, 7 p.m. Burns: Summerville Cortez: Summerville

Week 0: Burns, 29-6. Cortez, 26-9.
Week 1: Burns, 22-10. Cortez, 21-11.
Week 2: Burns, 23-7. Cortez, 25-5.
Week 3: Burns, 20-10. Cortez, 23-7.
Week 4: Burns, 26-2. Cortez, 24-4

Burns, 120-35. Cortez, 119-36.

Follow James Burns and Joe Cortez on Twitter @frontrowpreps, or email them at frontrowpreps@gmail.com.