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 York.

We have noticed a lot of amazing Student Sections in New York. It will be difficult to figure out where to rank the best of the best in this state. This state is pretty vague when it comes to seeing who is the best.

Last season, Christian Brothers Academy took the title as the best Student Section in New York. As we get to know more and more of the Student Sections in New York, it will be tough for CBA to repeat in 2023.

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 York, it’s the Clarkstown South Rumble. We have known about this Student Section, but we just got a good glimpse of how hardcore this Student Section. Rumble can battle!

Can the Rumble be on top in the Empire State? Let’s find out.


  1. Shaker Barnyard

The Barnyard has been talking about how they’re the best. Well, this is the time for them to put up or shut as we see if they’re really the best in New York or not.

  1. Clarkstown South Rumble
  2. Archbishop Stepinac Jungle
  3. Falconer
  4. Salamanca 
  5. Carmel Crazies
  6. Victor
  7. Maine-Endwell
  8. Somers 12th Man
  9. Christian Brothers Academy
  10. Irondequoit 
  11. Tappan Zee Red Sea
  12. Kellenberg Memorial 12th Man
  13. Schuylerville
  14. Union-Endicott
  15. Guilderland Red Sea
  16. Ballston Spa Dawgpound 
  17. Erasmus Hall
  18. Tioga
  19. Sayville
  20. Manhasset 
  21. Lockport 
  22. Kenmore West 
  23. Cicero-North Syracuse
  24. Plainedge 
  25. St. Anthony
  26. Sandy Creek
  27. Garden City
  28. Bayport-Blue Point
  29. Arlington
  30. Shen
  31. Bayport-Blue Springs
  32. Groton 
  33. Madison
  34. Canisius
  35. Dobbs Ferry 
  36. Madison 
  37. Watertown
  38. Cazenovia 
  39. Pleasantville

HONORABLE MENTION: Clarke, Little Falls, Yorktown, Farmingdale, Chaminade