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 Dakota.

South Dakota is currently controlled by one Student Section, but we are expecting a change very soon. This may not be a one monster operation.

Last season, the Dakota Valley took the title as the best Student Section in South Dakota. This Student Section has a dynasty on their hands after being named the Football and Basketball Student Section Champions in South Dakota and they battled for the National Student Section title in both sports. This Student Section is a beast in not just the state, but the country.

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 Dakota, it’s O’Gorman. We rarely saw O’Gorman on social media, but we just saw them a couple times which leads me to believe that they may be one of the Student Sections to take down Dakota Valley.

Can O’Gorman be the new top dawg in the Mount Rushmore state? Let’s find out.


  1. Dakota Valley

Solid Student Section that wants to battle for a National Title this season. Rowdy kids that will go over the top. Will this dynasty continue?

  1. Sioux Valley
  2. Groton Jungle
  3. Lincoln Crazies
  4. Harrisburg Jungle
  5. Rapid City Central Cobbler Crowd
  6. Roncalli Cavalier Crazies
  7. Webster Bearcat Nation 
  8. Jefferson
  9. Tea Area
  10. O’Gorman
  11. Riggs
  12. Winner
  13. St. Mary
  14. Brandon Valley 
  15. Beresford
  16. Brookings
  17. Hot Springs
  18. Pierre
  19. Dell Rapids