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-man 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. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December.
If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.
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 the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in 13 states as well as a Watch List for six states. We now head to South Carolina!
South Carolina is deep with great Student Sections, but we have yet to see a Student Section in this state that can be a National Power. Perhaps we will see it this fall.
In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for South Carolina, it’s the West Florence Knasty Knights. The Knasty Knights is a unique name for a Student Section, but they look like a fun and rowdy crowd. I can definitely see them finishing at the top by seasons end.
Will the Knasty Knight get wierd enough to be the top dawg in South Carolina? Let’s find out.
2022 SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- Dorman of Roebuck
Dorman is consistent and they look like they’re ready to go. They love to show off their school spirit and are consistent on social media. Other Student Section should take notice as this is what it takes to be number 1!
- Dutch Fork of Irmo
- Northwestern Purple Reign of Rock Hill
- Hillcrest Ram Nation of Simpsonville
- West Florence Knasty Knights
- Fort Dorchester of North Charleston
- Ridge View of Columbia
- Gaffney Tribe
- Gilbert Tribe
- Catawba Ridge of Fort Mill
- Clover Crazies
- South Pointe of Rock Hill
- Fort Mill Dawg Pound
- Byrnes of Duncan
- Rock Hill
- Chapman Panther Patio of Inman
- Keenan of Columbia
- Wilson of West Florence
- Phillip Simmons of Charleston
- North Augusta
- Wade Hampton of Greenville
- Wren of Piedmont
- Flora of Columbia
- Blue Ridge of Greer
- Darlington Nest
- Sliver Bluff of Aiken