In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states.
Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-person operation for the most part.
I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.
We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings and Watch List. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW AND A WATCH LIST. These are not rankings. The real rankings come out in November or December.
If you feel your student section isn’t mentioned on the Watch List, let us know and we’ll make sure to keep an eye on them this season.
Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion.
So far we have previewed a Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Ranking in 11 states and we have done a Watch List for four states, but now we go to our fourth state in the watch list.
This week, we introduce our 25th state to join the Student Section madness, Iowa.
When we planned to expand at the beginning of 2020, we did not plan chaos to push our plans back for two year. We briefly covered Iowa during the fall of 2020, but COVID made that difficult. We know very little of Iowa as far as Student Sections.
In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. Since this is a Watch List, again, we know very little of Iowa Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be the Dowling Maroon Crew of West Des Moines.
The Maroon Crew social media is consistent and fantastic! They love to show off their amazing school spirit and are very informative! That tells you that if they see Student Section competition, they’ll get the Maroon Crew ready to rock this season!
Will the Maroon Crew be on top by seasons end? We’ll find out at the end of the season!
2022 IOWA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION WATCH LIST
Dallas Center-Grimes Savages
Roosevelt Superfans of Des Moines
Mason City Tribe
Southeast Polk of Pleasant Hill
Valley of West Des Moines
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Iowa City West
West Lyon of Inwood
Western Dubuque of Epworth
Battle Creek-Ida Grove /Odebolt-Arthur Falcons Nest
Dowling Maroon Crew of West Des Moines
West Sioux of Hawarden
West Hancock of Britt
Lake Central El Si Locos of Council Bluffs
Winfield Mt. Union
Kennedy Cougar Nation of Grand Rapids
Ridge View of Holstien
Lewis Central of Council Bluffs