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 South Carolina.

There isn’t a real powerhouse Student Section in this state, so the top spot is up for grabs for anyone. It won’t be a landslide type win for the top spot.

Last season, the Dutch Fork took the title as the best Student Section in South Carolina. If they don’t improve, they will be dethroned. No one really stood out from the rest. This is anyone’s ballgame, but the defending champs will battle to stay at the top spot.

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 South Carolina, it’s Chapman Panther Patio. The Panther Patio is on social media a lot more than usual this season and we’ve noticed. The Panther Patio is going to battle for the top spot in the state this fall.

Can the Panther Patio sneak in as the best in the Palmetto state? Let’s find out.


  1. Clover Crazies

Everyone in this state is pretty equal, but I can see the Crazies getting just a little extra crazy to stay at the top. The Crazies show off their school spirit on IG consistency, so they should get their reward come November.

  1. Fort Mill Dawgpound 
  2. Dutch Fork
  3. Dorman
  4. Chapman Panther Patio
  5. Cane Bay Crazies
  6. West Florence Knasty Knights
  7. Fort Dorchester Blue Wave
  8. South Florence
  9. Irmo
  10. Riverside
  11. Gaffney Tribe
  12. Gilbert Tribe
  13. Spartanburg
  14. Northwestern Purple Reign
  15. Byrnes
  16. Catawba Ridge
  17. North Augusta 
  18. West Florence
  19. Hillcrest Ram Nation
  20. Greenville
  21. Fox Tribe
  22. Rock Hill
  23. Mauldin
  24. Wilson
  25. AC Flora
  26. Wade Hampton
  27. Chapin 
  28. Sumter 
  29. South Pointe
  30. Seneca
  31. Summerville
  32. Beaufort 
  33. Powdersville 
  34. Darlington Nest
  35. Wahalla
  36. Lexington
  37. Ridge View 
  38. Keenan
  39. Dillon