The time has come to start ranking 50 states that we covered this football season. 

To say I’m overwhelmed with the work that comes along with this is an understatement.

We had 10 Student Section of the Week winners in Maine and that helped us determine who had the best Student Section and which ones wanted it more.

Just showing up in large crowds isn’t enough. It might fool other outlets that don’t cover Student Sections, but not us. We have to know how bad you want it and marketing is key. 

You will see top-notch Student Sections miss out at the top spot, but we kept saying it over and over and over again, in order to be considered number one, you have to win the Student Section of the Week title. Otherwise, what is the point of having that contest?!

I know Student Sections complain, but remember it’s thousands of Student Sections and only me. Social media is your friend if used correctly.

This is our first year covering Student Sections in Maine, so we hope we were accurate.

I thought this state would be difficult to cover, but it turns out that some of these Student Sections really showed up this fall and it made making this list a little easier.

The Maine Football Student Section Champion will move on to Regionals in hopes to get the National Championship banner as voting will now get involved!

So, let’s see who made the list and who is the best in The Pine Tree State.


1. Oxford Hills

Oxford Hills consistently showed off their school spirit more so than the rest on this list and when you can fill the stands like they can, can you blame them? A solid Student Section and that is why Oxford Hills is the 2023 Maine Football Student Section of the Year. On to the National Regional Round!

2. Bonny Eagle

Bonny Eagle can not only pack the stands, but they like to rattle their opponents cage. Social media savages, but they also show off their school spirit on Instagram.

3. York Catpack

The Catpack stayed at the top of the state this season and while it wasn’t the top spot like they had in the winter, they remain one of the best in the state. The Catpack isn’t a one season show.

4. Marshwood Hawks Nation

Marshwood popped in here last second, but I saw a rowdy group of kids that makes me believe this Student Section can hang with the best of them!

5. Bangor

Bangor showed up big at the beginning of the season and stayed in the pack. This Student Section has a good group of kids.

6. Scarborough

7. Leavitt Swarm

8. Noble

9. Portland Dawgpound

10. Sanford

11. Thornton Academy

12. South Portland Riot

13. Massabesic

14. Skowhegan Rowdy Crowd

15. Fryeburg

16. Westbrook Pit 

17. Cheverus

18. Foxcroft Academy 

19. Wells

20. Kennebunk