From left, coaches James Peterson of Turlock (vs. Freedom), Jeremy Plaa of Downey (at East Union) and Roger Canepa of Central Catholic (vs. Clovis West) have tough opening night tests, but the most intriguing game on Aug. 23, 2019 belongs to Oakdale-Sonora, according to a fan vote.

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James Burns
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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ATHLETIC ALLIANCE
Downey at Gregori, 7 p.m. Burns: Downey Cortez: Downey
Enochs at Turlock, 7 p.m. Burns: Turlock Cortez: Turlock
Pitman at Modesto, 7 p.m. Burns: Pitman Cortez: Pitman

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE
Central Valley at Buhach Colony, 7 p.m. Burns: Buhach Colony Cortez: Buhach Colony
El Capitan at Golden Valley, 7 pm. Burns: Golden Valley Cortez: Golden Valley
Merced at Patterson,  7 p.m. Burns: Merced Cortez: Merced

VALLEY OAK LEAGUE
East Union at Sierra, 7 p.m. Burns: East Union Cortez: Sierra
Kimball at Oakdale, 7 p.m. Burns: Oakdale Cortez: Oakdale
Weston Ranch at Manteca, 7 p.m. Burns: Manteca Cortez: Manteca

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Beyer at Davis (Johansen H.S.), 7 p.m. Burns: Davis Cortez: Davis
Johansen at Lathrop, 7 p.m. Burns: Lathrop Cortez: Johansen
Los Banos at Ceres, 7 p.m. Burns: Los Banos Cortez: Los Banos
Mountain House at Pacheco, 7 p.m. Burns: Pacheco Cortez: Pacheco

TRANS-VALLEY LEAGUE
Modesto Christian at Hilmar, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Hilmar Cortez: Hilmar
Ripon at Escalon, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Ripon Cortez: Ripon
Riverbank at Livingston, 7:30 p.m. Burns: Livingston Cortez: Livingston

MOTHER LODE LEAGUE
Amador at Sonora, 7 p.m. Burns: Sonora Cortez: Sonora
Bret Harte at Summerville Burns: Summerville Cortez: Summerville
Calaveras at Argonaut, 7 p.m. Burns: Calaveras Cortez: Calaveras

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

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ATHLETIC ALLIANCE
Turlock Christian at Sierra Ridge/ROP, 1 p.m. Burns: Sierra Ridge/ROP Cortez: Sierra Ridge/ROP

Saturday, Oct 13
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AA
Big Valley Chr. at Delta Charter, 1 p.m. Burns: Big Valley Chr. Cortez: Big Valley Chr.
Stone Ridge Chr. at Brookside Chr., 7 p.m. Burns: Brookside Chr. Cortez: Brookside Chr.

SEASON TOTALS

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

Week 5: Burns 22-2, Cortez 23-1

Week 6: Burns 20-4, Cortez 22-2

Week 7: Burns 23-2, Cortez 23-2

Total: Burns 185-43, Cortez 187-41

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