It always nice when someone makes the best of a second chance.
After having a very low amount of voters this weekend for the SoCal Student Section of the Week, we decided to have a re-do where we put three new student sections on the board with the Cathedral Catholic Los Locos returning as the rep for the San Diego region.
Los Locos put in its usual work as they witness a one sided affair in the Dons 36-6 victory over Olympian of Chula Vista.
The three new student sections made a push for this week title on the second try.
The Capo Valley Cage jumped in as the Orange County rep. The student section from the city of Mission Viejo rocked it as usual. The fog machine was on blast with the streamers in the air. The Cage shook Cypress in the Cougars 35-0 victory.
Plus, name me one student section that rocks their own custom made Capo Valley vans shoes?
Going to the Los Angeles region, the Ontario Jag Jungle went in wild as their Jaguars faced Azusa. Rocking their school colors, red, gold and black, the Jag Jungle didn’t disappoint.
It was definitely a Jungle in the stands in Ontario 33-22 victory. Expect the Jungle to go wild as their team enters Mt. Baldy League play.
In the end it was the team representing the Inland Empire, the Oak Hills Dogpound has been making noise in the stadiums and on social media and made the best of a second opportunity.
Coming from Hesperia, the Dogpound had to turn it up a notch facing Cajon of San Bernardino. The Dogpound did just that despite the tough 44-22 loss, but now with Mojave River League play ready to get underway, expect the Bulldogs to reward the Dogpound.
This is a young student section, but they are starting to improve and hopefully become a SoCal Student Section power.
“In the past couple of years our student section had really really low participation,” said senior Christen Rodriguez. “This year in honor of our school’s 10 year anniversary, we decided to change our name to “Dog Pound” to sort of work as a revival for our student section. This year everyone’s super hyped and it’s a huge boost from what we’ve had in the past.”
This week SoCal Student Section of the Week for Week 5 is the Dogpound from Oak Hills High.
We spoke with senior Maleeyah Moates and junior Hailey Rochin on what it took to take this week title.
You guys are the Week Five So Cal Student Section of the week, beating out the Ontario Jag Jungle, Capistrano Valley Cage and Cathedral Catholic Los Locos. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?
Moates: It took not a lot of effort to standout as a good student section. We always have a good amount of people going to the games and cheering, no matter how many people were cheering with them. We just have tons of perseverance and spirit.
Rochin: Compared to some of our past student sections, I can say we have definitely improved in our overall engagement and participation. This year in ASB we’re reinvigorating our student section by trying out new ways to get people involved and just to get people hype. We’re definitely going to continue to grow.
What is your most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the student section?
Moates: The most memorable game was homecoming game last year. It’s because no one was really there, and then people started trickling in and it became crazy and epic.
Rochin: The most memorable game had to be our first game of the preseason this year. It was crazy seeing so many new faces and so much energy in the Dog Pound. Everyone sang songs and cheered so well together, it was insane.
Moates: My favorite theme is the pink out game because we had pink balloons and everyone participated. So many people dressed in ink and it was so heartwarming.
Rochin: My favorite theme has to be the blackout game because everyone in Dog Pound really stands out from all the red we have in the stands.
Moates: My favorite chant is” Ain’t no Party like a Bulldog Party cause the Bulldog Party don’t stop” because I feel like that’s the chant that makes people go crazy, and maybe even stomp along to it.
Rochin: My favorite chant is our ” Ain’t no party like a bulldog party cuz’ a bulldog party don’t stop” chant, people start making beats by stomping or banging on the stands and everyone gets really into it. I’d have to say that’s probably a school-wide favorite too.
What’s your least favorite chant that you hear from the other side of the stadium/gym?
Moates: My least favorite chant from the other side is “We can’t hear you” because I know for a fact they can hear us loud and clear.
Rochin: My least favorite chant that I hear from the other side is when they chant “scoreboard” when we’re down in the game. But the satisfaction of chanting it back to them when we win is priceless.
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?”
Moates: One student section that that I was really impressed by was Sultana High School’s Zoo Crew, because they seem very organized and they also go to away games to cheer.
Rochin: One student section I admire is the student section at Rancho Cucamonga High School, they get alot of their student body involved and pumped for games.