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 Maryland.

We have yet to see Maryland best Student Section during football season, but from what we saw during the basketball season, this won’t be a tough task. There’s alot of solid Student Sections in this state.

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 Maryland, it’s the DeMatha Herd. This is the Mater Dei of the East. Well respect athletic program, but this Student Section is a lot better than the Mater Dei Den. The Herd is solid and crazy and shows it off on IG. DeMatha may have two top ranked teams this football season.

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


  1. Our Lady of Good Council Falcons Nest

Falcons Nest will be cheering on one of the best teams in the state of Maryland. I’m sure that will be a big boost for them with the Nest at their side.

  1. DeMatha Herd
  2. Damascus Swarm
  3. Thomas Johnson Patriot Army
  4. Quince Orchard Red Army
  5. Oakdale
  6. Frederick
  7. Walkersville Jungle
  8. St. Francis Academy 
  9. Mount St. Joseph
  10. Liberty Lions Den
  11. Archbishop Spalding
  12. Urbana 
  13. Manchester Valley Herd
  14. Westminster Owl Nest
  15. Bullis Dogpound
  16. St. Maria Goretti 
  17. Linganore Tribe
  18. McDonogh
  19. Northwest
  20. Parkville 
  21. New Town
  22. Bishop McNamara 
  23. Poolesville Falcons Nest
  24. Tuscarora Titan Army
  25. Huntingtown
  26. Flowers
  27. St. Mary’s
  28. Atholton
  29. Bel Air
  30. South Carroll
  31. Rockville
  32. Patuxent
  33. Mountain Ridge
  34. Wise
  35. North Point
  36. Broadneck
  37. Bishop McNamara
  38. Avalon
  39. Urbana