The Liberty Patriot Pit light up the stands the same way they lit up the entire football season. Photo Credit/Elivia Matrinez Pimentel
It feels like yesterday when I was wondering how I could cover student sections in a state I didn’t know much about when it came to the rowdy sections.
I may not even know much about it still, but I have gotten to know some great student sections this season. Some student sections I knew from their great football programs and some I got to know as time passed on thanks to their solid social media marketing.
That’s been the biggest thing in the student section game. Social media. Showing off your student section on a consistent basis is the key to getting the best recognition this season. It is the only way we can make the student section game competitive and to give it its own platform.
Before this idea came to me in 2015, the most these student sections got was kudos and a pat on the back. While Varsity Brands had a National contest, they only could take a handful of Student Sections. We wanted to include as many as possible.
Some of these student sections we didn’t see for a while after they won the Nevada Student Section of the Week. Those student sections could have won multiple Student Section of the Week awards, but we wanted to share the wealth.
By the way, here are the Nevada Student Section of the Week winners in Nevada this football season;
(CLICK ON THE BLUE to read the Student Section of the Week articles for that week)
Aug. 27- Spanish Springs Cougar Den
Oct. 8- Desert Oasis
Oct. 15- Las Vegas
Oct. 22- Silverado
Perhaps we ranked some student sections higher than they should be or we ranked them lower than they should be. Maybe we are missing a student section in our Top 40. We hope to discover more student sections in Nevada and perhaps have a Student Section representative for this state to help us be as accurate as possible.
If you feel you can be of service and help us out in the great state of Nevada, message Student Section Report on Instagram (@studentsectrep) or on Twitter (@StudentSectRep). Be part of this revolutionary game. Perhaps you can help us with the Volleyball Student Sections as well or the Basketball or Soccer Student Sections, as well as the school year continues.
And now, it is time to introduce to you, the 2021 Nevada Football Student Section Top 40 Rankings. Enjoy!
2021 NEVADA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 RANKINGS
1. Liberty Patriot Pit of Henderson
The Patriot Pit got off to a roaring start and has stayed the course! Loud and large student section for one of Nevada’s best football teams! Fantastic school spirit at Liberty!
“The success of Patriot Pit wouldn’t be possible without the encouragement, spirited culture fostered at our school,” the Patriot Pit said in a statement. “Every week our students show up and show out full of Patriot pride! Thank you for all the support this year from our community! This wouldn’t be possible without all of you!”
2. Bishop Gorman G-Block of Las Vegas
Running into the Gaels football isn’t the only issue you may have. You also have to deal with the G-Block. Phenomenal student section. They’re loud and rock the stands. The powder throwing is an extra touch. The craziness in the stands has given the G-Block the Nevada Football Student Section of the Year title!
3. Arbor View Red Sea of Las Vegas
The Red Sea was fantastic this season. One of the top teams in the state can be attractive as students pack the stands. This season, it was all Aggie Red with their noise and powder! Well done guys!
“Our student section was phenomenal,” Arbor View said in a statement. “They are a very energetic bunch packed with school pride and Aggie spirit. They show up to every game ready to leave it all in the stands to make sure our Aggies pull through.”
4. Damonte Ranch Blue Hole of Reno
The Blue Hole can rock indoors and outdoors! Fantastic student section with a lot of energy! Their social media game helped them move up the rankings! They love showing off their student section!
“The Blue Hole, I feel has really established itself this year as a powerhouse for being one of the top student sections in the state,” the Blue Hole said in a statement. “We love our teams and players more than anything, we just love to win.”
5. McQueen of Reno
One of the Nevada Student Section of the Week winners, McQueen was consistent with their amazing school spirit. Hard to believe they had a hard time with getting kids to go to the football games and to get crazy and loud on top of that. They look like veterans.
“The spirit around McQueen has really changed this year,” McQueen said in a statement. “I have never seen so many students come out to the football games in my four years of high school. With people showing up to these games it makes McQueen way more fun and connects all the students within the school and it feels like we are all a family”
6. Green Valley Instigators of Las Vegas
The Instigators really instigated when it came to rattling opponents. Great energy in the stands and that happens when you have a solid football team.
7. Basic Academy Blumanati of Henderson
Blumanati is a great name for a student section. No hoax or anything, this student section is legit. It might be small, but Blumanati can rock with the best of them!
“Our student section has been better than we could ever dream,” Blumanati rep Kennedy Taylor said. “From the support our school and community gave us, the student section couldn’t have better energy within. The encouragement we get from staff and students is overwhelming and it pushes us to do things better than ever done before. Early this year, we were awarded the student section of the week. This gave us a huge boost and created an even better turnout at games. We do this to show support and our mission has been accomplished. There is no better energy than what you feel at Basic Academy’s student section. It’s Blumanati forever.”
8. Palo Verde Jungle of Las Vegas
It’s been a tough season for Palo Verde, but the Jungle has been there with loud support. Fantastic student section that never gives up.
“Having a student section creates such a fun environment at games,” the Jungle said in a statement. “It makes the experience way more enjoyable, you can really tell how the players thrive off of our energy and it makes the experience so much more memorable for everyone involved.”
9. Silverado of Las Vegas
It helps when your football team is undefeated. That is a great attraction to attend the games and being part of this great student section is the other great attraction.
10. Bishop Manouge Goldmine of Reno
The Goldmine didn’t have to dig far for reasons to cheer as the football had another great year. The Goldmine went nuts this season!
11. Foothill of Henderson
Foothill has a fantastic football program, but their student section has been all word of mouth. I would love to see this student section in action on social media. It could move them up in next years rankings.
12. Desert Oasis of Las Vegas
The D-Backs won the Nevada Student Section of the Week. This is a rowdy group and with a successful team, they have every reason to get rowdy.
13. Spanish Springs Cougar Den of Sparks
One of our first-ever Nevada Student Section of the Week winners stayed the course and showed great school spirit this football season.
14. Las Vegas
The Wildcats didn’t show much on social media, but when they did, it was impressive. This is a pretty good student section.
15. Moapa Valley or Overton
The Pirates are undefeated, which means they gave their student section plenty to cheer about!
16. North Valleys of Reno
Here is another undefeated team that has put feet in the stands to go along with the wild noise!
17. Virgin Valley Dawgpound of Mesquite
The Dawgpound has been making barking from start to finish with another great season from Virgin Valley.
18. Legacy of North Las Vegas
Record wise, it’s been a tough year, but when you have a team that is ranked outside the Top 10, it become appealing for the student section to show up and see all that talent.
19. Reed Raider Nation of Sparks
Raider Nation isn’t just in Las Vegas as Reed has Raider pride up north as well.
20. Desert Pines of Las Vegas
One of the top teams in Nevada will also bring a top student section and that’s what the Jaguars provided.
(Nevada Student Sections that made the Top 21-40)
21. Canyon Springs of Las Vegas
22. Centennial Dawgpound of Las Vegas
23. Shadow Ridge of Las Vegas
24. Del Sol of Las Vegas
25. Galena of Reno
26. Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas
27. Wooster of Reno
29. Boulder City
30. Coronado of Henderson
31. Churchill County Greenwvae of Fallon
32. Durango of Las Vegas
33. Sierra Vista of Las Vegas
35. Bonanza of Las Vegas
36. Incline of Incline Village
37. Douglas of Minden
38. Clark of Las Vegas
39. Cimarron-Memorial of Las Vegas
40. Spring Creek