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. 20- Liberty Patriot Pit

Aug. 27- Spanish Springs Cougar Den

Sept. 3- McQueen

Sept. 10- Arbor View Red Sea

Sept. 17- Basic Academy Blumanati

Sept. 24- Bishop Gorman G-Block

Oct. 1- Damonte Ranch Blue Hole

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!


1. Liberty Patriot Pit of Henderson

The Liberty Patriot Pit poses as they cheered on their Patriots in their 42-14 victory over Arbor View of Las Vegas. Photo Credit/Elivia Matrinez Pimentel

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

The Bishop Gorman G-Block of Las Vegas celebrates during the Geals 52-0 victory over Arbor View of Las Vegas. Photo Credit/Instagram @rachelgraves03

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

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 packs the stands! Photo Credit/Instagram @drhs_bluehole

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

The McQueen student section are all smiles after the Lancers 58-6 victory over Douglas on Friday.

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 pose with one of Nevada’s finest. Photo Credit/Instagram @gvhsinstigators

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

Win or lose, the Basic Blumanati is always there for their football team. Photo Credit/Instagram: @basic.student.council

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

The Jungle gets messy in the stands. Photo Credit/Instagram @paloverde.pride

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

Moapa Valley puts up the Ws. Photo Credit/Instagram @moapavalleystuco

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 Virgin Valley Dawgpound cheers on their football team/Photo Credit/Instagram @vvhsdawgpound

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

The Reed Raider Nation gets loud for their Raiders. Photo Credit/Instagram @reed_raiders

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

Del Sol gets crazy during their Homecoming game. Photo Credit/Instagram @delsolstuco

25. Galena of Reno

The Galena Student Section rocks it before their Homecoming game. Photo Credit/Instagram @galena_highschool_

26. Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas

27. Wooster of Reno

28. 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

34. Fernley

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