With school not in session yet, it looked like maybe Week Zero will start with a fizzle up in the student section.
WRONG! The football stands were filled with school pride, baby powder and apparently fog machines.
Several student sections for the football season off to a great start and it is a good sign that this season should be a fun one on the field and apparently off the field.
We had four student sections across Southern California that caught our eye. We also noticed other student sections that felt they were somewhat cheated. Not to worry, you have 10 more weeks to prove if you are the best student section in Southern California.
Of course we had the Loud Crowd of Carlsbad representing San Diego region to start off the football season. The Loud Crowd picked up where they left off as they were named the 2017 SoCal Football Student Section by SoCal Sidelines.
The Alemany Warzone represented the Los Angeles region and helped in a big way in the Warriors 43-0 victory over San Fernando.
The Capo Valley Cage represented Orange County in their sea of yellow, but you couldn’t really tell if they were wearing yellow or not with the baby powder and fog smoke covering them. The Cage, like many schools, didn’t have their first day of school yet, but they still managed to unite and get in mid-season form.
The student section that rocked the stands the most came from the Inland Empire. The Los Osos Grizzlies came away with a 27-6 victory over Carter of Rialto and it gave the student plenty to cheer about. The dancing and cheers were endless cheers. They know how to spell Grizzlies and they showed with the chest paint. Singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ and using the flash on their phones while singing is always a plus.
Los Osos made it to the final four with the other three previously mention student sections. With close to 2,000 votes on Twitter, the Los Osos got 53% of the votes and took the Week Zero SoCal Student Section of the Week honors.
We spoke with Los Osos Grizzlies student section members Connor Givens and Joseph Salcedo on what it took to take the SoCal Student Section of the Week title.
You guys are the Week Zero So Cal Student Section of the week, beating out The Carlsbad Loud Crowd, The Cage of Capo Valley and The Alemany Warzone. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?
Givens: Honestly I believe it was our school finally coming together and setting aside our differences, and being able to learn to have a good time together, truly benefited our student section for the best! We’re all there for the same reason and it’s to celebrate our spirit and have a good time. We’re so blessed to have such an incredible school full of so many special individuals, to where it’s so incredible to see everybody having fun together. Cause at Osos, WE is greater than I.
Salcedo: It took a lot of build up for this game so everyone could come and expect a good time.
What is your most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the student section?
Givens: Honestly, it’s got to be this one. We were so loud it was unlike any other student section we’ve had before. The crowd was electric this last Friday more than any other sporting event.
Salcedo: Two years ago our school played Alta Loma High School as our traditional gold game and that was the first high school football game I had ever been to and it was a blast.
Givens: The best theme, without a doubt, is our Pink Out Game against our rivals, Rancho Cucamonga High School. It’s main cause is to set aside our rivalry and come together to support breast cancer awareness and have an amazing time with our peers.
Salcedo: Our gold game in support for childhood cancer awareness is by far my favorite football game theme at Los Osos.
Givens: A, O, LOHS, you know! Go grizzlies go grizzlies go, go grizzlies go grizzlies go!
Salcedo: My favorite is when the student section chants “L-O-S-O-S-O-S *clap clap* LO HI”.
What’s your least favorite chant that you hear from the other side of the stadium/gym?
Givens: When you hear the other side say, “We can’t hear you” that’s a bad feeling, but they’ll be able to hear us this year for sure.
Salcedo: Many times I hear “We can’t hear you” chanted from the other side and We respond back louder at their student section.
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?”
Givens: Our rivals Rancho Cucamonga High, put on an incredible show at their games! Their group of students is insanely cool and spirited!
Salcedo: Our rival school, Rancho Cucamonga High School, has one of the best student sections and that makes our rivalry game that much more spirited.