SoCal Student Section of the Week for Week 7: South Hills Dawgpound

I have figured out the student section formula.

Name your student section the Dawgpound.

For the fourth time this season, our SoCal Student Section of the Week is named the Dawgpound.

Let’s check out last week SoCal finalists.


Representing the San Diego section, we had the La Costa Canyon Stampede of Carlsbad. The Stampede rocked the stands in the Mavericks 30-19 victory over Valley Center on homecoming night.

The Stampede has been nominated before and should be near the top of the San Diego Student Section rankings in three weeks.


Representing the Inland Empire was the Murrieta Valley Red Zone. It is tough to break in from the IE with so many top student section in the land of the inside, mainly in the Southwestern League.

The Red Zone rocked it for their Nighthawks in thier 63-52 victory over Temecula Valley. The Red Zone needs to take some credit for the Nighthawks turn around after a slow start.

Representing Orange County was the Los Alamitos Los Locos. This student section is known for having one of the best roller coaster in the country.

Their love for their Griffins is like a rollercoaster baby baby…I always wanted to say that.

What put them over the top was their separation of the Red Sea. Not the sea in Europe, the sea of red in the stands.

Add that with one of the best halftime shows in Southern California and Los Locos has a crazy filled evening.


But, the winners this week was the Dawgpound of South Hills. The Dawgpound came in and packed the house in school colors in the Huskies 35-0 victory over West Covina.

The green and white baby powder filled the stands on Homecoming night. Social Media played a vital role for the Dawgpound.

With over 2,000 votes in this weekend, the South Hills Dawgpound is your Week 7 SoCal Student Section of the Week.

We spoke with ASB President Paola Lopez, Rallies Member Matthew Espinoza and Assembly Member Diego Gonzalez on what it took to take the SoCal title.

You guys are the Week Seven So Cal Student Section of the week, beating out the Los Alamitos Los Locos, Murrieta Valley Red Zone and La Costa Canyon Stampede. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?

Lopez: In order to stand out we had to be unique and come up with distinct ways to get the crowd involved and promote school spirit.  What sets us apart from other schools is the passion we have, for not only our boys on the field, but also our school as a whole.  We are proud to be Huskies.

Espinoza: As the student body, we needed to set the bar high and improve from the year before.  

Gonzales: It took a lot of hard work and team work by our ASB class and student body.


What is your most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the student section?

Lopez: This past game was my most memorable game in all four years of my H.S. experience.  The energy was unmatched and consistent throughout the entire game, there was never a dull moment. Everyone in that Dawg Pound wanted to see us beat our rivals.

Espinoza: This game was the most memorable for me! We made an L with flash lights and showed the opposite stands what we were giving them.

(Dang Matt, that’s savage!)

Gonzales: Kings of Cameron, which we did this past game.


Favorite theme?

Lopez: Neon Green Out from 2016 Kings of Cameron.

Espinoza: Gray Out has been my favorite theme.

Gonzales: We did a Hawaiian Out in week 5.


Favorite chant?

Lopez: Dawg Pound (woof woof), Dawg Pound (woof woof)

Espinoza: I Believe That We Will Win.

Gonzales: I Believe That We Will Win.


What’s your least favorite chant that you hear from the other side of the stadium/gym?

Lopez: “We can’t hear you”, because we know they can hear us! 😉

Espinoza: Scoreboard because South Hills stays winning.

Gonzales: We can’t hear you, because we know you can hear us!


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!”

Lopez: I don’t know of another student section in the San Gabriel Valley that can match South Hills!  But I would be more than happy to discover other student sections that do amazing work!

Espinoza: Bishop Amat from 2016 was really impressive.

Gonzales: I’ve seen some on twitter but I don’t know their names off the top of my head.