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!


Lake Mills

Twitter: @LMBulldogInfo

Instagram: @lakemillsfootball

Waukee Hooligans

Twitter: @waukeehooligans

Instagram: @waukeehs

Dallas Center-Grimes Savages

Twitter: @dcgstdntsection

Instagram: @dallas.center.grimes.football

Roosevelt Superfans of Des Moines

Twitter: @TRHS_Superfans

Instagram: @trhsroughriders

Mason City Tribe 

Twitter: @MasonCityTribe

Instagram: @mohawks_mc

Southeast Polk of Pleasant Hill

Twitter: @RamStands

Instagram: @sep_stuco

Ankeny Centennial

Twitter: @ankeny_jaguars

Valley of West Des Moines

Twitter: @VHS_WuTang


Twitter: @NHSStudents20

Instagram: @_nevadacubs_

Indianola Tribe

Twitter: @ihs_tribe

Instagram: @ihsindians

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@StudentSectRep) or on Instagram (@studentsectrep) 

Iowa City West

Twitter: @ICWestStudents

Instagram: @icwestfb

West Lyon of Inwood

Twitter: @wlstudentsect

Instagram: @wlathdept

Western Dubuque of Epworth

Twitter: @WestDubNation

Instagram: @wdhsfootball

Battle Creek-Ida Grove /Odebolt-Arthur Falcons Nest

Twitter: @TheFalconNest1

Instagram: @oabcigcheer

Pocahontas Tribe

Twitter: @PACTribe

Dowling Maroon Crew of West Des Moines

Twitter: @MaroonCrew

Instagram: @marooncrew

West Sioux of Hawarden

Twitter: @WSStudents12

Instagram: @westsiouxseniors

West Hancock of Britt

Twitter: @WHSEaglesSports

Instagram: @westhancocksports

Lake Central El Si Locos of Council Bluffs

Twitter: @ElSiLocos

Instagram: @lchstitans

Van Meter

Twitter: @VmSection

Instagram: @vanmeterschools

Winfield Mt. Union 

Twitter: @wmustudentsect

Manson Northwest 

Twitter: @themnwpride

Kennedy Cougar Nation of Grand Rapids

Twitter: @Cougar_Nation21

West Liberty

Twitter: @LoriaAdam

Ridge View of Holstien

Twitter: @ridge_pride


Instagram: @barstoolhawks

Lewis Central of Council Bluffs

Instagram: @lcsportsfan

Spirit Lake

Instagram: @slstudentnation

Webster City

Instagram: @wchs.theme.team21

Cedar Falls

Instagram: @TIGERNATION12