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 13 states and we have done a Watch List for seven states, but now we go to our eighth state in the watch list.
This week, we introduce our 28th state to join the Student Section madness, South Dakota
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 South Dakota during the fall of 2020, but COVID made that difficult. We know very little of South Dakota 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 South Dakota Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be the Lincoln Crazies of Sioux Falls.
The Crazies look like they can contend for a Football Student Section National Title, which is something you wouldn’t expect in South Dakota, but I guess that’s why they call themselves the Crazies. This could be a National Dark Horse. I’m basing all of this off their past Student Section photos. This is a large Student Section!
Will the Crazies be crazy enough to be South Dakota Football Student Section Champions? We’ll find out at the end of the season!
2022 SOUTH DAKOTA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION WATCH LIST
Washington of Sioux Falls
Webster Bearcat Nation
Dakota Valley of North Sioux City
Roncalli Cavalier Crazies of Aberdeen
Rapid City Central Cobbler Crowd
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T.F. Riggs of Pierre
Bishop O’Gorman of Sioux Falls
Dell Rapids Crazies
Dell Rapids St. Mary’s
Brandon Valley of Sioux Falls
Lincoln Crazies of Sioux Falls
Roosevelt of Sioux Falls
Jefferson of Sioux Falls