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 Virginia.

This state is still a mystery to me when it comes to Student Sections. We hope to see more from this state this fall.

Last season, Loudoun Valley Jungle took the title as the best Student Section in Virginia. The Jungle was solid on social media and showed off their school spirit, but we haven’t seen much of them this season. That has to change if they want 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 Virginia, it’s the Phoebus. We just noticed this Student Section and we are impressed. This Student Section might battle for the top spot in the state.

Can Phoebus be on top in The Old Dominion State? Let’s find out.


  1. Kings Fork Dawgpound 

The top spot in this state is wide open, but we have seen the Dawgpound show off their Student Section this season. If they keep doing what they’re doing, then they should stay on top.

  1. Riverheads Red Kingdom
  2. Liberty Christian Dawgpound
  3. Loudoun Valley Jungle
  4. Freeman Frenzy
  5. Lake Braddock Bearcade
  6. Phoebus
  7. Kettle Run
  8. Highland Springs
  9. Varina
  10. Maury
  11. Broad Run
  12. Goochland
  13. Atlee Raider Nation
  14. Thomas Dale
  15. King George
  16. Mountain View 
  17. Benedictine
  18. Patriot
  19. Dinwiddie
  20. Stone Bridge
  21. Hanover
  22. Manchester
  23. Heritage
  24. Green Run
  25. Langley
  26. Salem
  27. Christianburg
  28. Madison
  29. St. Christopher’s
  30. Fairfax
  31. Western Branch
  32. Graham
  33. Glass
  34. Warwick
  35. Lake Taylor
  36. Centerville 
  37. Champe
  38. Riverbend
  39. Hopewell

HONORBALE MENTION: Lafayette, Lord Botetourt, Woodberry Forest, Kempsville, South County