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 New Jersey.
We don’t know much of the Student Section scene in New Jersey, but we have noticed some Student Sections here, so we hope that grows this fall.
Last winter, Somerville took the title as the best Student Section in New Jersey. We noticed Somerville a lot during basketball season and we hope to see more of them this fall, but we have already seen some 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 New Jersey, it’s Bergen Catholic. This Student Section is consistent when it comes to showing off their Student Section on social media. They’re definitely going to battle for the top spot.
Can Bergan Catholic be on top in the Garden State? Let’s find out.
2023 NEW JERSEY FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- Somerville Pioneer Pack
We are seeing Somerville more than the other in this state, but it is early in the season, so this is anyone spot to take come November.
- Bergen Catholic
- St. Joseph’s Regional
- St. Augustine
- Don Bosco Prep
- New Providence Neer Nation
- DePaul Catholic
- Camden Catholic Squadron
- Toms River North
- St. Thomas Aquinas Trojan Army
- Freehold Township
- Gill St. Bernard’s Blue Crew
- Union Catholic Blue Crew
- Red Bank Catholic
- Immaculata Spartan Nation
- Egg Harbor Township Flock
- Ewing Wackos
- Hudson Catholic Hawks Nest
- Paul VI Flock
- Raritan Rocket Nation
- Middleton North
- Pope John XXIII
- South Brunswick
- Roselle Catholic Lions Den
- Mainland Regional
- Passaic County Tech
- Point Pleasant Boro
HONORABLE MENTION: Washington Township, Caldwell, Montclair, Northern Highlands, Lawrenceville