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 Missouri.

There’s some solid Student Sections in this state and one Student Section in particular wasn’t notice and they didn’t notice us last fall, but that is going to change in 2023. We may have a new champ this fall.

Last season, Chaminade Red Army took the title as the best Student Section in Missouri. Red Army was solid last season and they had to make a big statement to go over a top Student Section to be the best in Missouri. They’ll need to do more in order to repeat!

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 Missouri, it’s the Eureka Catpound. We didn’t see much of them last season, but we are noticing a lot of them this season and I can see them battling for a Student Section state title.

Can the Catpound be on top in the Show Me State? Let’s find out.


  1. Staley Nest

The Nest looks like they will stand above the rest this fall. Solid Student Section that consistently shows off their school spirit. I am confident they will finish what they started when the Final Rankings come out in November.

  1. Fox Tribe
  2. Chaminade Red Army
  3. Eureka Catpound
  4. Kickapoo Crew
  5. Lebanon
  6. Liberty North Navy
  7. Lee’s Summit North
  8. St. Dominic
  9. Joplin Nest
  10. Christian Brothers
  11. Cardinal Ritter
  12. Pattonville Green Army
  13. Hillsboro
  14. Rockhurst
  15. Nixa
  16. Howell
  17. St. Mary
  18. Kearney Dog Pound
  19. Hickman Dogpound 
  20. Lutheran North
  21. Raymore-Peculiar
  22. Parkway West
  23. Willow Springs
  24. De Smet Jesuit
  25. Parkway Central 
  26. Parkway North
  27. Fort Zumwalt West
  28. Parkway South
  29. Helias
  30. Blue Springs South
  31. Forsyth
  32. Seneca
  33. Park Hill South
  34. Blair Oaks
  35. Carthage 
  36. Troy-Buchanan
  37. Mexico
  38. Odessa
  39. Oak Park

HONORABLE MENTION: Smithville, Center, Sarcoxie, Fort Osage, Platte County