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.
2023 VIRGINIA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- 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.
- Riverheads Red Kingdom
- Liberty Christian Dawgpound
- Loudoun Valley Jungle
- Freeman Frenzy
- Lake Braddock Bearcade
- Kettle Run
- Highland Springs
- Broad Run
- Atlee Raider Nation
- Thomas Dale
- King George
- Mountain View
- Stone Bridge
- Green Run
- St. Christopher’s
- Western Branch
- Lake Taylor
HONORBALE MENTION: Lafayette, Lord Botetourt, Woodberry Forest, Kempsville, South County