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)

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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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