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 13 states, but now we go to our 14th state in the watch list.
This week, we introduce our 34th state to join the Student Section madness, Pennsylvania.
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 Pennsylvania during the fall of 2020, but COVID made that difficult. We know very little of Pennsylvania as far as Student Sections.
Thankfully, we have legendary Student Section leader from the Class of 2020 Cole Koffler helping out in Pennsylvania. Koffler helped build the Edison MESS of Southern California from the ground up and is currently a member of the Penn State Legion of Blue. If we ever get a Student Section Hall of Fame, Koffler has a first ballot all set.
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 Pennsylvania Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be Carlisle Crazies.
The Crazies seem to be the most consistent one in the state when it comes to social media. If they can actually show off more of their Student Section just like they inform their fellow Students, then they should handle business in Pennsyivania.
Are the Crazies crazy enough to be at the top in Pennsyivania? We’ll find out at the end of the season!
2022 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION WATCH LIST
Liberty Category 6 of Bethlehem
Franklin Towne Charter of Philadelphia
Penncrest Dawgpound of Media
Mt. Lebanon Devils Den of Pittsburgh
Upper St. Clair
Moon Area Tigers Den of Moon Township
Freedom Riot Squad of Bethlehem
Cathedral Prep Rally Crew of Erie
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Easton Area Rover Nation
Knoch Castle of Saxonburg
St. Joseph Prep of Philadelphia
Seneca Valley of Harmony
Keystone Oaks Eagles Nest of Pittsburgh
Lower Daughin Falcons Nation of Hummelstown
Warwick of Lititz
South Fayette of McDonald
Central Catholic Fleet of Pittsburgh
Central Valley of Monaca
Penn-Trafford of Harrison City
Jefferson Jungle of Jefferson Hills
Bishop McDvitt Cru of Harrisburg