It began with Miramars football team overcoming tragedy to reach the state football finals.
And it ended with a pair of baseball state championships by two of Broward Countys best American Heritage and Archbishop McCarthy.
Browards best gave high school sports fans plenty of great moments during a season in which it compiled 19 state championships one of its largest totals ever.
Heres a look at a few of the most compelling.
• Patriots persevere: Following the tragic death of offensive lineman Isaiah Laurencin during summer workouts, Miramars football team found its way back to the top with an undefeated run to the Class 8A state championship game.
The Patriots were ranked as high as No. 3 in the country going into state after a season that included a number of lopsided wins and a huge victory at rival St. Thomas Aquinas.
Miramar made it to the state final for the second time in three seasons, but couldnt overcome Plant, a Tampa powerhouse that won its third state title in the past four seasons.
• Huge year for Heritage: Another group of Patriots had one of the most stellar seasons ever by one school in county history.
American Heritage dominated in several sports, winning five state championships and finishing state runner-up in four more.
The spring brought the most success, starting with the Patriots track and field teams sweeping the Class 2A state crowns. The boys won their first and the girls won their third in a row.
After a two-year absence at state softball for the county, the Patriots led Broward back in force winning the Class 5A title. A week later, former major-leaguer Bruce Avens baseball squad upset Tampa Jesuit, which had one of the nations top pitchers in Lance McCullers, and then went on to win the schools first state title since its 2008 national championship season.
The Patriots girls golf, girls swimming, girls tennis and girls soccer teams each finished second at state, and the boys soccer team broke through with a title in February.
• Ruling the track: Heritage wasnt the only team to bring home track gold. A record five Broward schools won team state championships.
The most notable came on Class 4A day when Boyd Anderson, led by sprinter Shayla Sanders, ended the schools long drought and helped the Cobras win their first state title. St. Thomas Aquinas continued to dominate on the boys side by capturing its fifth in a row. Calvary Christian showed Browards depth of talent by also winning the Class 1A title.
• Post-Knight: Pine Crest had continued to make it to state even after its star basketball player Brandon Knight graduated. In the Panthers fifth consecutive trip, they won their first state title without their star, who now plays for the NBAs Detroit Pistons.
Led by a clutch performance in the state final from Miami Herald Class 5A-1A Athlete of the Year Traveon Henry, the Panthers knocked off favored Orlando Lake Highland Prep to win their third title during the five-year state run.
• Tigers too much: One of the most impressive Broward County boys basketball teams in recent memory didnt disappoint when it got to the big stage. Blanche Elys basketball team stormed past the competition, going 30-2 and reaching the nations top 20 by ESPN. The Tigers won their final 18 games and secured their second state title since 2007.