A look at some of the numbers around AFL Wide Bay ahead of the season-opening games.
A one-sided pre-season clash against Central Queensland powerhouse Yeppoon Swans could have pushed Hervey Bay Bombers to a flag-winning level.
The Power convincingly won its pre-season game against Maryborough Bears earlier this month.
A new-look Wide Bay Buccaneers have left no stone unturned in its quest for the first Football Queensland Premier League point in the club's short history.
A tight and high-performing bowling unit will lead to Australs to a long-awaited Maryborough District Cricket Competition title according to a club stalwart.
Hervey Bay Seagulls coach Alan Ezzy has warned critics will underestimate his side at their own peril.
The team was within three minutes of a breakthrough BRL premiership last year.
Defending premiers Past Brothers and Isis Devils shape as the most likely sides to challenge The Waves for that top spot.