The 2021 Los Angeles Football Student Section Champion, the St. John Bosco Tribe.
And now we are at our home base of student sections on this website. When I began student section coverage in 2014, it was solely for Orange County, but that changed in 2016 when the old sports website SoCal Sidelines extended its coverage. Thus, beginning my journey in covering Los Angeles Student Sections. This continued after SoCal Sidelines was no more and the beginning of the Student Section Report.
This year Top 40 is filled with new Los Angeles Student Sections on the list.
As we look back, here are a list of the past winners (the ones highlighted in red have links from the past Rankings that year);
2016: Bishop Amat Dawgpound
2017: Chaminade Cage
Will the Bishop Amat Dawgpound win their 3rd title or will there be a new champion?
We extended our Rankings from a Top 20 to a Top 25 to a Top 40!
Even with extra student sections on the list, we still have five student sections that missed the cut, here are the five Honorable Mentions;
Crescenta Valley Falcon Nation of La Crescenta
La Mirada Bullpen
Norte Dame Castle of Sherman Oaks
Hopefully we’ll see them make the list. Who knows maybe we extend to a Top 50.
And now, it is time to introduce to you, the 2021 Los Angeles Football Student Section Top 40 Rankings. Enjoy!
2021 LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 RANKINGS
- St. John Bosco Tribe of Bellflower (2019: 3rd)
The Tribe was alive in 2021. In order to battle with Servite and stay on top of Mater Dei, the Braves needed the Tribe to step it up and they have done that so far. I asked St. John Bosco football coach before the season about his thoughts on the Tribe and he said they’re the best of the best. Well coach, you are right as the St. John Bosco Tribe is the 2021 Los Angeles Football Student Section of the Year.
“We try to model our student section to match the caliber of our National Champion caliber football team,” St. John Bosco coach Jason Negro said. “The Bosco brotherhood is unlike anywhere else in the country.”
- Bishop Amat Dawgpound of La Puente (2019: 2nd)
The Dawgpound was a powerhouse at home games, but this is what you expect from the Dawgpound. They become a distraction and a problem for opponents. You’ll always see the Dawgpound at the top of the list year after year!
“We just want to thank all the students for coming out this year,” the Dawgpound said in a srarement. “It’s all about the hype and that’s what we brought this year. The jobs is not finished because we will be bringing the Dawgpound to the basketball court!”
- La Serna Kingdom of Whittier (2019: 12th)
The Kingdom has always been solid, but to travel with a solid group on a Friday night on the 5 Freeway and takeover the opponent stadium is legendary! Other student sections should take notes!
“What an incredible honor,” the Kingdom said in a statement. “La Serna’s ASB, Spirit, and Pride classes made it our mission to re-establish an inclusive and exciting atmosphere at all school events. We missed our Lancer Kingdom during distance learning and are so proud of the student body for jumping back in and being proud supporters of all of our La Serna HS extracurriculars.”
- Valencia Viking Nation (2019: 1st)
Viking Nation had another solid student section and they were more savage than ever. Powder and savage post was the key. If they want to move up in 2022, maybe get another photo op. with Jeff Bezos?
“We couldn’t be more honored to hear this,” Viking Nation said after hearing that they finished in the Top 5. “Coming out of a hard year with Covid, we have had the best students and team backing us this season. Everybody was so excited for Valencia to be back. it’s been a blessing as V-Nat leaders to lead this student section. There is a lot of time and effort put in by everybody to make us who we are. vikings do it different, and vikings do it better.”
- Warren Cave of Downey (2019: NR)
The Cave rocked it this season, no pun intended. They enjoyed a fantastic season from their team and made the best of it with their cheers in the stands.
“The Cave is the embodiment of Warren pride, spirit and camaraderie.” ASB Director Jay Waldron said.
- West Covina Bulldog Nation (2019: 11th)
Bulldog Nation leaders were amazing this year, but the rest of the student section was just as solid! The Kings of Cameron doesn’t only go to the football team, Bulldog Nation deserves that honor as well!
“This year has really been motivating as after Covid we didn’t think we would have as high of a student section, but we were surprised as we were really spirited. We are hopefully going to carry this in to other sports!” Bulldog Nation said in a statement.
- Downey Viking Nation (2019: NR)
Viking Nation came up big this year on social media and it paid off! Loud and large student section as Downey has another great season!
- Alemany Warzone of Mission Hills (2019: 15th)
The Warzone is consistent. It’s tough to get recognition when you have one of the best football teams in SoCal! Hoping to see more of them on social media!
- Millikan Mob of Long Beach (2019: NR)
The Mob came into the student section scene big this season with a strong social media game. Now we see just how awesome the Mob is!
“Well seeing as we just came out of a pandemic, we really wanted to make sure that all of our students were engaged and happy to be at Millikan,” the Mob said in a statement. “Our goal was to support the football team and make sure everyone had a good time, and out students DELIVERED!!! I’m also a sophomore, so this was all very new to me, but they responded so well and helped me feel connected to school after the pandemic as well. It was truly amazing to see such a diverse group of people come together to support our amazing football team.”
- Salesian Heart Stampede Crazies of Los Angeles (2019: NR)
The Salesian Stampede and the Sacred Heart Comet Crazies teamed up to make a mega student section! This is a fantastic group, but beware, you will drown in baby powder!
“Our school spirit at Salesian is like no other, win or lose, rain or shine,” ASB President Michael Franco. “We support one another and look to lift each other up!”
- St. Francis Dungeon of La Canada (2019: 23rd)
The Dungeon had another fantastic season! They are a rowdy bunch and can pack the stands and I know, I’ve seen the Dungeon before!
- Redondo Union Flock of Redondo Beach (2019: 11th)
The Flock not only supported the Seahawks during this difficult season, but they were electric in the stands! The Flock was definitely together and packed the stands!
- Chamimade Cage of West Hills (2019: 4th)
The Cage came away with another solid year. Hoping to see more of them on social media like we use to back in the day!
- Long Beach Poly (2019: NR)
The Jackrabbits have every reason to pack the stands and go wild as Long Beach Poly has their way in the Moore League for decades now! The Poly Student Section has enjoyed the moment!
- Birmingham Patriot Pack of Lake Balboa (2019: 19th)
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Pack went nuts with the powder, mainly blue and yellow powder! It worked as the Patriots took the West Valley League title!
- Oaks Christian Lions Den of Westlake Village (2019: 8th)
The Lions Den shows up because I’ve seen it in person, but they don’t show up on social media. If they can market themselves, the Lions Den will move up the ladder!
- Saugus Blue Crew (2019: NR)
The Blue Crew has been a feel-good story this season after what happened on their campus in 2019! The football has gotten better and so has the Blue Crew! You can’t root against this school!
- San Dimas (2019: NR)
San Dimas jumped on the student section scene this season and they look fantastic! The Saints marched up the stands, threw their powder and went wild!
- Covina Farm (2019: NR)
The Farm was loud and colorful this year! The colorful part is more for the amount of thindersticks they had in different colors. Pretty cool!
- Oxnard 12th Man (2019: 17th)
The 12th Man is a fantastic student section, but they’re a different monster for the Battle on Gonzales Road, one of the best rivalries in SoCal!
- El Camino Real “The House” of Woodland Hills (2019: NR)
- Palos Verdes Red Tide of Palos Verdes Estates (2019: 13th)
- West Ranch Pack of Valencia (2019: 10th)
- Thousand Oaks Green Hole (2019: NR)
- Hart Tribe of Newhall (2019: 6th)
- Pacifica Big Kahuna of Oxnard (2019: 18th)
- Monrovia (2019: NR)
- South Hills Dawgpound of West Covina (2019: 5th)
- Royal Kingdom of Simi Valley (2019: NR)
- St. Bonaventure Gates of Heaven of Ventura (2019: 9th)
- Crespi Cabana of Encino (2019: 7th)
- Loyola Pride of Los Angeles (2019: 22nd)
- Palmdale Falcon Nation (2019: 14th)
- Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach (2019: NR)
- San Pedro (2019: NR)
- Norwalk Lancer Legion (2019: NR)
- Walnut Stable (2019: NR)
- West Torrance (2019: NR)
- Viewpoint Navy of Calabasas (2019: NR)
- Simi Valley Maroon Mob (2019: NR)