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 11 Student Section of the Week winners in Missouri 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 second year covering Football Student Sections in Missouri, so we hope we were accurate.

I feel like we haven’t gotten a solid grasp of Missouri Student Sections yet, but we have noticed more Student Sections in this state, so we hope to be more accurate.

We do know this, this state is deep with school spirit. So many amazing Student Sections in Missouri. Shoutout to Ozarks Sports Zone social media team. They love the Student Sections in Missouri. Give them a follow (@ozarkssportszone on Instagram).

The Missouri 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 Show-Me State.


  1. Staley Nest

The Nest really wanted this and let us know. They were consistent on social media and shared some amazing themes. The Nest was mighty this Fall and we’ll see how they fare in Regionals and maybe Nationals, but one thing is certain, they are the 2023 Missouri Football Student Section Champions!

  1. Nixa

This Student Section always hangs with the best of them and this season was no different. Nixa is a rowdy bunch rocking the red in the stands!

  1. Lee’s Summit West 12th Man

The 12th Man is a fitting name to this Student Section. One of the larger Student Sections in the state and they looked intimidating when looking at the photos.

  1. Fox Tribe

The Tribe can hang with the best of the best in this state. Don’t hang around near the Tribe or things will get messy for you.

  1. Liberty North Navy

The Navy was pretty colorful in the stands. Granted the theme in the photo we are using portrays that, but this Student Section packed the stands didn’t bore anyone during the game.

  1. Eureka Catpound
  1. Kirkwood
  1. Kickapoo Crew
  1. Blair Oaks Nest
  1. Bolivar
  1. Chaminade Red Army
  2. Sarcoxie 
  3. Strafford
  4. Cassville
  5. Joplin Nest
  6. South Shelby Flock
  7. Thayer
  8. Parkway West
  9. Marshfield Loud Crowd
  10. Lebanon
  11. Cabool
  12. St. Dominic
  13. Rockhurst
  14. Christian Brothers
  15. Cardinal Ritter
  16. Pattonville Green Army
  17. Central Pit
  18. De Smet Jesuit
  19. Hillsboro
  20. Howell
  21. St. Mary
  22. Webb City
  23. Kearney Dog Pound
  24. Hickman Dogpound 
  25. Lutheran North
  26. Raymore-Peculiar
  27. Willow Springs
  28. Parkway Central 
  29. Parkway North
  30. Fort Zumwalt West

HONORABLE MENTION: Jackson, Seneca, Parkway South, Blue Springs South, Forsyth