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 North Dakota.

We’ve covered North Dakota last season, but outside of three solid Student Sections, we didn’t get much from them. We hope to see and give them more exposure on here and on social media.

Last season, the Jamestown took the title as the best Student Section in North Dakota. There’s going to be more dawgs in this fight for number one, so it will take a lot more for them 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 North Dakota, it’s Legacy. One of the few Student Sections that we saw on social media from this state. We expect this group to battle for the top spot this fall.

Can Legacy sneak in as the best in the Peace Garden state? Let’s find out.


  1. Central Cass

Central Cass is already off to a solid start. This is there’s to win because they have a commanding lead.

  1. Legacy
  2. Jamestown
  3. Hazen
  4. West Fargo Pack
  5. Bismarck
  6. Shanley
  7. Fargo South
  8. Lisbon
  9. Dickinson
  10. Fargo Davies
  11. Kindred
  12. Sheyenne
  13. Red River
  14. Beulah
  15. Grand Forks
  16. Century
  17. Bottineau
  18. Mandan
  19. Minot