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.


  1. 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!

  1. Dutch Fork of Irmo
  2. Northwestern Purple Reign of Rock Hill
  3. Hillcrest Ram Nation of Simpsonville
  4. West Florence Knasty Knights
  5. Fort Dorchester of North Charleston 
  6. Ridge View of Columbia
  7. Gaffney Tribe
  8. Gilbert Tribe
  9. Chapin
  10. Maudlin 
  11. Catawba Ridge of Fort Mill
  12. Sumter 
  13. Clover Crazies
  14. South Pointe of Rock Hill
  15. Fort Mill Dawg Pound
  16. Byrnes of Duncan
  17. Rock Hill
  18. Chapman Panther Patio of Inman
  19. Seneca 
  20. Keenan of Columbia
  21. Irmo 
  22. Riverside
  23. Greenville
  24. Wilson of West Florence
  25. Phillip Simmons of Charleston
  26. Spartanburg 
  27. Camden 
  28. North Augusta
  29. Wade Hampton of Greenville
  30. Wren of Piedmont
  31. Brookland-Cayce 
  32. Flora of Columbia
  33. Blue Ridge of Greer
  34. Hartsville
  35. Darlington Nest
  36. Sliver Bluff of Aiken
  37. Lancaster
  38. Dillon 
  39. Batesburg-Leesville