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?' Why Central Catholic will raise D-II banner, plus other picks.

James Burns
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The FrontRowPreps.com crew picks winners for this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section and CIF State finals.

The region clings to four teams as the fall season winds to a close. Central Catholic battles Del Oro in the Division II final at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento State, while Denair looks to cap its historic run with a CIF State Division VII-AA championship. The Coyotes welcome Santee of Los Angeles on Saturday at 6 p.m.

On Friday, reigning Division VI section champion Hilmar looks to protect its throne against a fast-rising pivate-school program. Ripon Christian rides a season-long 12-game winning streak into Friday's clash at Turlock High's Joe Debely Stadium.

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