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 16 states and we have done a Watch List for 14 states, but now we go to our 15th state in the watch list.
This week, we introduce our 35th state to join the Student Section madness, Minnesota.
When we planned to expand at the beginning of 2020, we did not plan chaos to push our plans back for two years. We briefly covered Minnesota during the fall of 2020, but COVID made that difficult. We know very little of Minnesota as far as Student Sections.
We will name one student section in each state to look out for. Since this is a Watch List, again, we know very little of Minnesota Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be Mankato West High School.
Mankato West is one of many Student Section that goes through that cold weather in the fall and winter, but that will never stop them from cheering on their football team.
Can Mankato West be as cold as ice in the stands? We’ll find out at the end of the season!
2022 MINNESOTA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION WATCH LIST
Eden Prairie Eagle Nation
Fergus Falls Gold Rush
Byron Black Hole
Eastview Superfans of Apple Valley
Century of Rochester
Hill-Murray of Maplewood
Forest Lake Bleacher Captains
Champlin Park 6th Man
Minnetonka Blue Crew
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Shakopee Sabers Pack
Mahtomedi Tailgate Club
St. Louis Park Superfans
Maple Grove Party Zone
Kasson Mantorville KPD
Blaine Bengal Nation
Willmar Red Sea
Hutchinson Hutch Hype
Andover Husky Nation
Wayzata of Plymouth
If your student section is missing here, let us know and we’ll add them to the list or we’ll follow you.