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 nine states, but now we go to our 10th state in the watch list. 

This week, we introduce our 30th state to join the Student Section madness, Virginia.

This will be our first ever time checking out Virginia, so we can’t wait to see what Virginia has in store 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 Virginia Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be Salem High School.

This is high praise for Salem as Virginia has several great Student Section, but what I like about Salem is that they are consistent on social media and they can rock it in the stands! It wouldn’t surprise me if they took the Virginia Student Section State title.

Who will contend with Salem to be the top dawg in Virginia? We’ll find out at the end of the season!


Oscar Smith of Chesapeake 

Instagram: @oshs_tigers

Highland Springs

Instagram: @gohshsfootball


Instagram: @salemstudentsection


Instagram: @bhssportsnet

Phoebus of Hampton

Instagram: @phooebushs1

Stone Bridge of Ashburn

Instagram: @stonebridgefootball

Madison of Vienna

Instagram: @madisonnewsnetwork 

Liberty Christian Dawgpound of Lynchburg 

Instagram: @lca_dawgpound 

Riverheads Red Kingdom of Stauton

Instagram: @rhsredkingdom


Instagram: @dinwiddiesports

Freedom Frenzy of Woodbridge

Instagram: @frenzy_fhs

King’s Fork Dawgpound of Suffolk 

Instagram: @kings_fork_football

Broad Run of Ashburn

Instagram: @broadrunhs

King William

Instagram: @kwhs_sca