FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTIONS OF THE WEEK (09/10/21)

The Basha Bear Den enjoying their Friday night with a Bears victory! Photo Credit/Jordan Vigil

THE STUDENT SECTIONS OF THE WEEK (09/10/21)

ARIZONA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: Basha Bear Den

Twitter: @bashabearden

The Basha Bear Den enjoyed their Friday night as the Bears defeated Perry 45-6. Photo Credit/@_kvisuals_

You guys are the Arizona Student Section of the Week, beating out Chaparral Birdcage, Corona del Sol Tribe and Horizon Dawgpound. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Arizona?

Bear Den: Basha is a smaller school compared to the other schools around us so we are a very tight-knit family. We just have fun, plain and simple. We love our sports at Basha and love to bring the energy. We find excitement in hyping our players up every game.

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Bear Den?

Bear Den: The most memorable game as a student has to be the 2019 Girls Volleyball State Championship Game against our rivals Perry. Our whole school pretty much showed up and showed a crazy amount of energy. Basha was down 2 sets and came back to win against Number 1 ranked Perry. It was a very close game and we will never forget the winning point.

Favorite theme?

Bear Den: Our favorite theme has to be Gold Rush by far. “A sea of gold” as we were called defines us as a school and is different than what any other school does.  From the outside, it really does look like a sea of gold with all the students wearing gold.

Favorite chant?

Bear Den: The best chant we have is “PACK THE BUS’S” in the final minutes of a win when we are home. The whole student section waves to the opposing student section and really completes the victory for Basha.

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

Bear Den: There isn’t one particular school we look up to but obviously the bigger schools such as hamilton perry or chaparral. With such a smaller school we are extremely blessed to be the number 1 student section since other school have way more students than us but bring so much more energy

This is not a one-person operation. We know a lot of people took a part in this. Who would you like to thank for making the Bear Den the best this week?

Bear Den: The Basha Bear Den wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of students and staff that show energy every game and come hyped to support our team. We also really appreciate the love that the sports teams show us. It keeps us motivated to be back out there every game. We aren’t done yet and it is only going to get better from here.

NEVADA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: The Arbor View Grateful Red

Instagram: @arborviw.aggies

The Arbor View student section waves goodbye to Centennial in the Aggies 48-0 victory on Friday. Photo Credit/Instagram: @arborview.aggies

You guys are the Nevada Student Section of the Week, beating out Bishop Manogue, Basic Academy and Incline. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Nevada?

Taylor Renneker: There is a lot of Aggie Pride in our Red Sea student section. It takes dedicated and spirited students who love their high school and their friends to all come together to create the energy we bring to our sports student section. The Grateful Red, as we call it, is always loud and proud!

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Grateful Red?

JT Tebbs: For me, I think my most memorable game was one where not only did we have a come-from-behind win, but it was also memorable because I got to lead the Red Sea with my older brother Cooper Tebbs before he graduated AV. We brought the ‘I Believe’ chant in the moment and it worked – our team blocked a punt, returned it for a touchdown, and we won the game. In that moment, it was probably the loudest I’d ever heard the student section be and I got to experience it with my brother.

Favorite Chant?

Grace Harney: Our favorite chant is the ‘I Believe’ chant because the stands and the team both feel it and believe it. It is great to see the energy build. Our favorite moment is when we have our Aggie Moses part of the Red Sea. It’s a big Grateful Red tradition.

Favorite Theme?

BreAnna Cowan: One of my favorite themes is a dressy red-out. It is where we get our Grateful Red name from. Everyone in the student section wears their finest red and we show out for our school. It is truly brilliant and spirited and it transcends our section and football team.

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

The Aggie Mascot: No one drops it like Arbor View Grateful Red… but our rivals all really do bring it when we go head to head. If I head to pick one other school, I’d have to say the nameless blue school down the street from us. They try hard but sadly just fall a little short. We love the competition though. Go Aggies!

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: Turlock Dogpound

Instagram: @ths.dogpound

The Turlock Dogpound rocked the stands in orange as the Bulldogs took on Manteca on Friday. Photo Credit/Lola Moitoso

You guys are the Northern California Student Section of the Week, beating out Granite Bay Den, Woodcreek Wolfpack, Rio Americano Rowdy Raiders. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Northern California?

Dog Pound: Turlock High has been around since 1906 and is full of students who are a part of multigenerational Bulldogs. Our tradition is unmatched and our school spirit flushes over our entire town of Turlock. This helps our school stand out as one of the best in Northern California because of our long history and extreme passion to be Bulldogs. 

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Dogpound?

Dog Pound: Every Turlock High football game is memorable for anyone in the crowd; however, our biggest game of every season is hands down, Harvest Bowl. Harvest Bowl is the game where we go head to head with our town rivals. The entire town scrambles to be able to watch the entertaining football match. Tickets often sell out within the first two days of sales and our stadium is packed with alumni, students, and extreme fans of the Turlock Bulldogs. The Dog Pound is always sure to show up as soon as possible in the brightest blue and gold. Our Harvest Bowl crowds are always shocking to those who have never seen what the Turlock High family can do. 

The Turlock Dogpound gets loud for the Bulldogs on Friday. Photo Credit/Lola Moitoso

Favorite theme?

Dog Pound: My favorite theme that we have done would have to be our Neon Game. Each and every student (and even parents and alumni) come in the brightest colors imaginable. Our Dog Pound shines bright and yells loud to show the community what we can do as a pack.

Favorite chant?

Dog Pound: My favorite chant that we do as a Dog Pound would have to be “Are you fired up… Yes we’re fired up… Aw yeah we got the Bulldogs fired up”. Although the chant seems simple and to the point, our ‘dogs always get loud and cheer to get the team and students pumped up. Even better than the chants, our high school sings out Alma Mater after every sporting and school event including rallies. The Alma Mater pulls us all together as one Bulldog family and the chants and cheering after is even louder and prouder.

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

Dog Pound: One student section that I follow closely and enjoy watching their content is Corner Canyon High. Their student section is always impressive and loud much like our Dog Pound. 

This is not a one-person operation. We know a lot of people took a part in this. Who would you like to thank for making the Dogpound the best this week?

Dog Pound: One student I would like to shout out for contributing to the Bulldog spirit is Senior, Aidan Askil. Aidan has attended every game both home, and away and is always loud and extremely proud to be a bulldog. Aidan can be found is numerous pictures taken by both our yearbook team and the sports photographers due to his passion and excitement for the pound. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: Vista Murrieta Bronco Bleacher Creatures

Twitter: @vmhsbbc

The Bronco Bleacher Creatures get crazy during the Broncos 48-0 victory over Upland. Photo Credit/Gabby Sierra

You guys are the Southern California Student Section of the Week, beating out JSerra Lion Nation, St. John Bosco Tribe and St. Augustine Saints Pit. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: We pride ourselves on doing things with C.L.A.S.S; character, leadership, attitude, scholarship, service. Our student sections are a reflection of that, we strive to support all of our sports as much as we can. We stand out because we do things the right way, we strongly focus on lifting our athletes up instead of bringing the other team down. This is woven through our school culture and is something we hold all our students accountable for. 

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Bronco Bleacher Creatures?

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: The most memorable game I’ve attended was our home opener for the 2019 football season. Not only was it the largest most spirited turn out we’ve had, it was out USA game which made it more special that we so much support to honor our troops and our country. 

The Bronco Bleacher Creatures rock the Red, White, Blue in the Broncos 48-0 victory over Upland on Friday. Photo Credit/Gabby Sierra

Favorite theme?

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: One of our most popular games is our Pink Out breast cancer awareness game. This game is most students favorite because we hand out pink shirts to get our student section rallied for a good cause. To us this game is more than just a theme, this year a portion of our t-shirt proceeds will be given to breast cancer research. We want to do our part and not just dress in pink but truly contribute to breast cancer awareness. 

Favorite chant?

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: Our favorite chant is our “You wish you were a Bronco” chant where our students wrap their arms around each other and sway back and forth chanting “Ooh Aah you wish you were a Bronco, ooh aah you wish you were a Bronco” It is so surreal to look into the stands and see all the students together chanting, swaying and showing their school spirit. 

The Bronco Bleacher Creatures celebrate the Broncos 48-0 victory over Upland on Friday. Photo Credit/Gabby Sierra

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: We’ve seen The Carlsbad Loud Crowd have amazing spirit and support. 

This is not a one-person operation. We know a lot of people took a part in this. Who would you like to thank for making the Bronco Bleacher Creatures the best this week?

Bronco Bleacher Creatures: With such a crazy year behind us we truly want to thank all our students who show up to support and do it the right way. We love to see school spirit back on campus and reengaging our students after such an uncertain year. We also want to give a huge shoutout to our advisors Coach Rucker and Coach Terrazas for helping us get back in the groove of things and helping us be the most spirited student section in Southern California. 

OREGON FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: Sunset

Instagram: @shsupdates

Sunset Student Section gets ready before the Apollos take on Southridge. Photo Credit/Bob McMillan

You guys are the Oregon Student Section of the Week, beating out Sprague Superfans, Douglas and Clackamas. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Oregon?

Sunset: It took a lot of preparation, coordination, and publicizing. We made sure to hype up the game the whole week and get everyone talking about it. As well as having a tailgate before the game, with games, paint, food, and black rock. We wanted this year to be the year that we go all out every week, we knew there were two classes of students that have never experienced game days before, and we wanted it to be memorable for them.  

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Sunset Student Section?

Sunset: The most memorable game we’ve had as a student section would be last Friday’s game against Southridge. It was our first home opener since the 2019 season, and it was the biggest section we’ve had in years. Since covid, all the students have been eager to get back into the student section, and the energy we had last Friday was electric. 

Favorite theme?

Sunset: Our favorite theme is toga. It’s a sunset tradition that every year for the first home game of the season, we all wear togas. It’s significant to our school because our mascot is the Apollo, and every year we have our leaders of the student section which include the apollo, the banana, and our four Teletubbies.  

Favorite chant?

Sunset: We have 3 favorite chants/cheers we do. The first one is the “Apollo rumble”, the second is “peel of the banana”, and lastly the rollercoaster which happens right before the 3rd quarter. 

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

Sunset: Beaverton High School has a great student section. We see them every year and they are always hyped up, unified, and have amazing energy. 

This is not a one-person operation. We know a lot of people took part in this. Who would you like to thank for making Sunset the best this week?

Sunset: First we want to thank Maya Valverde, who is our school’s ASB Sports. She has already worked really hard this year working to get our student section as hyped and big as possible. She’s dedicated to making this year as fun as it can get, and giving everyone a great experience. 

We would like to thank Alyssa Dabbs who is ASB Graphic Design, for her amazing idea of decking out the student section in posters and getting all the decor ready. 

Next we want to thank the Sports and Activities committee in student government for putting together a tailgater before the game, which was super beneficial for getting everyone together and excited for the game.  We want to thank Ashlynn Wallace who is currently ASB Publicity, for her hard work with publicizing on our school’s Instagram page. 

We want to thank the 2022 senior class for spreading the word about our games and getting the underclassmen engaged and excited. 

Lastly, we want to thank Tricia Buell, our activities director, for all the hard work she puts into Sunset Leadership. Without her hard work, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do as a student section, and she truly is the most hardworking person we know. 

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK: Camas

Instagram: @papermakerasb

Despite the 38-30 loss to Clackamas last Friday, the Camas student section rocked the stands! A great student section last Friday.

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