In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and two years ago, we added four more states and added 15 more states. We went to 40 states last fall.

This last winter, we went to all 50 states. No one has ever done that before…until now!

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. 

We continue with the 2023 Football Student Section Season with a preview of Iowa.

Either this state isn’t that big on Student Sections or we just haven’t gotten the attention we hoped from these schools. This is currently a one-man show.

Last season, Dowling Catholic Maroon Crew took the title as the best Student Section in Iowa. A fantastic Student Section last season and if no one makes a dent in this state, the Maroon Crew will repeat!

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 Iowa, it’s West Lyon. This might be the one Student Section that could battle with Dowling Catholic. We’ve some photos and if they can match what the Maroon Crew has done this season, then we may have a switch at the top.

Can the West Lyon be on top in the Hawkeye State? Let’s find out.


  1. Dowling Catholic Maroon Crew

Is this a dynasty Student Section in Iowa? I just can’t see anyone making a splash that will push Dowling Catholic out of the top spot. It will shock me if I see someone else at number one at seasons end.

  1. West Lyon
  2. Ankeny Centennial
  3. Waukee Hooligans
  4. Van Meter
  5. Southeast Polk
  6. Lewis Central
  7. Pocahontas Tribe
  8. Indianola Tribe
  9. Ankeny
  10. Mason City Tribe 
  11. Battle Creek-Ida Grove /Odebolt-Arthur Falcons Nest
  12. Lake Central El Si Locos
  13. Williamsburg
  14. Roosevelt Superfans
  15. Kennedy Cougar Nation
  16. Spirit Lake
  17. Sioux City East
  18. Urbandale
  19. Central Lyon/George Little Rock
  20. West Sioux
  21. Xavier
  22. West Branch
  23. Dallas Center-Grimes Savages
  24. Cedar Falls
  25. West Hancock
  26. Western Dubuque
  27. West Marshall 
  28. Maquoketa Valley
  29. Nevada
  30. Mediapolis
  31. Iowa City West
  32. Creston
  33. Lake Mills
  34. Humboldt
  35. Underwood
  36. Grundy Center
  37. Winfield Mt. Union
  38. Harlan
  39. Webster City

HONORABLE MENTION: Manson Northwest, West Liberty, Ridge View, North Polk, Carlisle