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 Northern California.

NorCal is the reason why we expanded outside of Southern California thanks to the Turlock Dogpound. There’s alot of great school spirit in upper California. There is also some schools that don’t get as much love as other NorCal Student Section and our goal is to give them the love they deserve.

Last Football season, we had Del Oro Blackhole as the top Football Student Section in NorCal. The Blackhole repeated as NorCal Football Student Section Champions, but can they go for the three-peat? It will be toiugh with Student Sections like the Folsom Dog Pack and Vista del Lago Blue Crew, but Blackhole will battle as always.

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 NorCal, it’s the Laguna Creek Cardinal Crew. The Cardinal Crew is a solid squad. They love to show off their school spirit on Instagram and they can pack the house full of crazy school spirited kids. This is a big sleeper pick and I expect the Cardinal Crew to make a move up in the rankings.

Will the Cardinal Crew be the school that dethrones Del Oro? Let’s find out.


  1. Vista del Lago Blue Crew

This is anyone game in NorCal, but I feel if someone is going to take down Del Oro and the Blackhole, it can be the Blue Crew of Vista del Lago. Solid Student Section with a consistent social media.

  1. Folsom Dog Pack
  2. Del Oro Blackhole
  3. Granite Bay Den
  4. Laguna Creek Cardinal Crew
  5. Whitney X-Factor
  6. Central Grizzly Den
  7. Rocklin Storm
  8. Oak Ridge O-Zone
  9. Turlock Dogpound
  10. Ponderosa Loud Crowd
  11. Twelve Bridges Crash Pit
  12. Buchanan Red Riot
  13. De La Salle 12th Man
  14. Clayton Valley
  15. Placer Goldmine
  16. Summerville
  17. Clovis West 
  18. Christian Brothers Mob
  19. Cardinal Newman
  20. Roseville Tiger Cage
  21. Enterprise Maniacs 
  22. Pleasant Valley Rowdy Boys
  23. Matilda Torres 
  24. Justin Garza
  25. Chico Red Zone 
  26. Wheatland Blue Wave
  27. Pioneer Black Out Crew 
  28. Maryville Orange Nation
  29. Lincoln Zoo
  30. Clovis East
  31. Gridley Dawgpound
  32. Clovis North Stable
  33. St. Ignatius
  34. Madera South 
  35. Menlo-Atherton 12th Man
  36. U Prep Cage
  37. Woodcreek
  38. Casa Roble
  39. Sutter