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 Maine.

Now I know what you’re thinking, what’s so special about Maine aside from delicious Lobster? I’m here to say to not sleep on Maine. Maine joined the Student Section Report for the Basketball Student Section season and almost shocked the Nation with the York Catpack finishing number two in the nation. Maybe there’s something special in this state when it comes to school spirit.

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 Maine, it’s the Portland Dawgpound. We really don’t know much about them, but one of the best football teams in the state and a solid Student Section spells trouble. I expect the Dawgpound to shake it up this fall.

Who will win the first ever Football Student Section of the Year title in Maine? Let’s find out.


  1. Foxcroft Academy 

Foxcroft Academy battled for the top state ranking in the Basketball Student Section Rankings. This is the same solid Student Section with one of the best football teams in the state. I expect a good mix in the 1-2 combo.

  1. Portland Dawgpound
  2. York Catpack
  3. Oxford Hills
  4. Skowhegan Rowdy Crowd
  5. South Portland Riot
  6. Cheverus
  7. Falmouth 
  8. Leavitt
  9. Thorton Academy
  10. Bonny Eagle
  11. Cape Elizabeth
  12. Westbrook Pit 
  13. Wells
  14. Sanford