Last year: 6-5
Coach: Willie Matson, 9th year
Key players: James Phillips (RB-LB), Edwin Romero (DL-OL), Juan Bautista (TE-MLB), Derrell Whittaker (DB-RB), Franklin Gaylord (OLB-WR), Nick Plum (QB), Andre Petties-Wilson (DB), Lamario Taylor, Airric Parker (DB).
Scouting report: After a lukewarm season that concluded with an opening-round playoff loss to Del Norte, the Buccaneers are gearing back up to make a deep playoff run. Led by Plum, they return 15 starters. They’re fast and physical on defense and boast plenty of athleticism on offense. Madison is the reigning champion in the Western League, but Mission Bay’s experience will pose a stiff challenge.