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 Kansas.

We didn’t know much about this state, but we are noticing some great Student Sections and we may have a new state champ come November.

Last season, Maize Red Rage took the title as the best Student Section in Kansas. Red Rage has always stood out for us, but as we get to know more about the school spirit in this state, it might be tough for Red Rage to 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 Kansas, it’s the Olathe South Birdhouse. Hard to believe that the Birdhouse wasn’t ranked last season, but like we mentioned, we are learning more and more about the school spirit in this state and we know that the Birdhouse is a rocking Student Section in this state.

Can the Birdhouse be on top in the Sunflower State? Let’s find out.


  1. Hutchinson Squawk Squad

Squawk Squad is off to a good start, but they will have to be consistant in order to stay at the top when the final rankings come out in November.

  1. Olathe South Birdhouse
  2. Maize Red Rage
  3. Blue Valley Northwest
  4. Bishop Miege
  5. Blue Valley North Stampede
  6. Andale
  7. Douglass Kennel
  8. Kapaun Mt. Carmel
  9. Gardner-Edgerton
  10. Blue Valley West 
  11. Andover Central
  12. Tonganoxie Big Red
  13. Derby Den
  14. Manhattan
  15. St. Thomas Aquinas 
  16. Andover Jungle
  17. Newton Tron
  18. Hays
  19. Eisenhower Zoo
  20. Washburn Rural
  21. Olathe East
  22. Goddard Lion Den
  23. East Hecklers
  24. Cheney
  25. Nemaha Rural
  26. Heston Hobbs Squad
  27. Southeast Herd
  28. Wamego
  29. Kingman
  30. Blue Valley Southwest
  31. Mill Valley
  32. Minneola
  33. Valley Center Hornets Nest
  34. Bishop Carroll
  35. Northwest
  36. Pratt
  37. Rockhurst
  38. Junction City 
  39. Olathe North

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