Buddy, the gifted pooch, returns to display his football skills. The story begins with Josh, a boy who is frustrated with the parade of men his single mother brings home. To escape, Josh joins his school's football team. When Josh is brought in to replace the injured quarterback, the team appears doomed for failure. However, Buddy saves the day when he makes a surprise entrance, fitted in helmet and pads. The team fights to make the championships while Buddy eludes evil circus goons.