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 Mississippi.

Thanks to our Mississippi Student Section Rep, we feel like were getting to know this state a little better and we hope we know them even more by the end of the football season.

Last season, Oxford O-Zone took the title as the best Student Section in Mississippi. O-Zone is an insane Student Section that shows up anywhere for their teams, it will take a lot to dethrone the O-Zone, but this state has some high-quality Student Sections.

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 Mississippi, it’s West Jones. This is a Student Section that wasn’t on our radar last season, but they’ve been impressive to start the season. I expect West Jones to make a big splash this fall.

Can West Jones be on top in the Magnolia State? Let’s find out.


  1. Tupelo

This is a crazy group of kids and I feel they will have what it takes to go over the top in the state final rankings in November. They definitely over the top in the stands, so this is an easy task!

  1. Oxford O-Zone
  2. Biloxi Indian Nation
  3. Starkville Nest
  4. West Jones
  5. Ocean Springs Hound Pound
  6. Madison Central
  7. Madison Ridgeland Academy Pat Gang
  8. Brandon Mafia
  9. Jackson Prep Patriot Pack
  10. Hernando
  11. Oak Grove
  12. Poplarville Hive
  13. Picayune Memorial Wave
  14. Purvis Vortex
  15. Louisville
  16. Clinton
  17. Terry Dogpound 
  18. Petal
  19. Mendenhall
  20. Gulfport
  21. D’iberville
  22. New Hope
  23. Winona
  24. Saltillo
  25. Sumrall
  26. Choctaw County
  27. Warren Central
  28. Laurel
  29. Grenada
  30. Amory
  31. South Panola
  32. Gautier
  33. Lafayette 
  34. Pascagoula
  35. Scott Central
  36. Greenville Christian 
  37. Clarksdale
  38. West Point
  39. McComb

HONORABLE MENTION: Harrisburg, Senatobia, Bay Springs, Davis County, West Lauderdale