About this series
With a new prep sports year nearly upon us, the Bradenton Herald is taking a look back at the best teams to play in our coverage area during the past 50 years. It's a project we're calling Area's All-Time Best. We choose two sports, one male and one female, in each season: football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. Check back all this week to see if you agree with our pick and leave comments with our story on Bradenton.com/sports if we left someone out.