When you knock out one of the best teams in San Diego, you’d expect your student section to go wild.
And that’s what the Loud Crowd did.
After cheering their Lancers on to victory over Torrey Pines, ranked No. 17 in SoCal and No. 2 in San Diego, the Loud Crowd went to the voting polls and battled against three tough student sections.
Let’s meet the finalist.
The Chaminade Cage of West Hills is always known for having a legit football student section and basketball is no different. The Cage rocked the gym for two home games, which in return were two big Mission League victories over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, ranked No. 14 in LA, and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, ranked No. 19 in SoCal and No. 7 in LA. It was a big week for Chaminade and The Cage.
Speaking of The Cage, the Capo Valley Cage of Mission Viejo rocked the stands and have done so at home or on the road. You don’t want to rattle this Cage because these kids are savage.
The Cage cheered on their Cougars in an overtime victory over San Clemente and did the same thing in a tough loss to San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano. The Cage is a beast in the OC and always comes dressed for the occasion.
Don’t rattled the Cage!
One student section that is a beast is the Murrieta Mesa Beast. The Rams took two wins at home to Chaparral of Temecula and Murrieta Valley. The Beast brought their A-game as always and gave The Loud Crowd a run for their money.
In the end, the Loud Crowd of Carlsbad took the top prize. That is something they have heard before as they are one of the best football student sections in the country, but they have transferred that school spirit to the hardwood and have helped Carlsbad, ranked No. 10 in San Diego.
With more than 1200 votes, the Loud Crowd ended up on top as the SoCal Student Section of the Week.
I spoke with the Loud Crowd on what it took to take the SoCal title for this week
You guys are the So Cal Student Section of the week, beating out the Murrieta Mesa Beast, Capo Valley Cage and the Chaminade Cage. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?
Loud Crowd: For us to stand out on Friday night, it took the participation of our student body and their attendance (even though we were on a semester break). Also, our starting lineup introduction is pretty crazy with pyrotechnics and C02 cannons.
What is your most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the student section?
Loud Crowd: For us, our game last Friday was one of the most memorable because Torrey Pines was undefeated in our league for several years. Our last second comeback made it one of the most exciting games I have been to.
The Loud Crowd is considered one of the best Student Section in the country during football season. How does your student section adjust during basketball season?
Loud Crowd: During basketball season, we have to try and direct the same amount of energy that we put into football games and shift it to basketball. Our introduction is one of the coolest things I have seen at any basketball game.
Loud Crowd: Our favorite theme is when we do a purple out and show off our school colors. It is a good time to present the wholeness and unity of our student section.
Loud Crowd: Our favorite chant is our “Lancer Territory” chant. This year our loud crowd commissioner, Davin Eaglston, put some of our chants into a fully produced song.
What’s your least favorite chant that you hear from the other side of the stadium/gym?
Loud Crowd: Any chant that we hear from the otherside that is derogatory is our least favorite. Our main goal is to keep positive energy and just support our own team and keep good sportsmanship.
Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”
Loud Crowd: There are many up and coming student sections that we have seen with great energy. Also, we have hosted other school’s ASB members at our own games or meetings to try and help them improve their student section.