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 19 states, but now we go to our 20th state in the watch list.
This week, we introduce our 40th state to join the Student Section madness, West Virginia.
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 West Virginia during the fall of 2020, but COVID made that difficult. We know very little of West Virginia 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 West Virginia Student Sections, but if we could pick a preseason favorite as the best football student section, it would be Martinsburg Dog Pound.
The Dogpound has plenty to cheer about with their Bulldogs being ranked as the best football team in West Virginia. If your football team is tops in the state, you have to assume the Student Section is no different.
Will the Dogpound match the intensity of their football team and be one of West Virginia’s best? Let’s find out.
2022 WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION WATCH LIST
Marshall Maniacs of Glen Dale
Morgantown Rowdie Society
Parkersburg South Psychos
Martinsburg Dog Pound
Cabell Midland of Ona
Wheeling Park Pit
Brooke of Wellsburg
Capital Cougar Gang of Charleston
Wilson Eagle Army of Beckley
Spring Valley Wolf Pack of Huntington
Poca 6th Man
Wyoming East Rowdies of Richmond
Fairmont Loop Park Loonies
Williamstown Chop House