SoCal Student Section Week 10 Preview: (10/30/19)

For some student sections, this is their last chance to make a strong impression to get in the SoCal Football Student Section Rankings in four weeks. This will be the same week for each of the four SoCal Regions.

We have only had one San Diego Student Section to take the SoCal title. We had two Los Angeles Student Sections to take the title, but one of them shared the title.

When you are part of a voting poll that broke a SoCal Student Section record, sharing is caring in big ways.

Bishop Amat Dawgpound of La Puente and Chino Cowboys Country both took the Week 9 SoCal Student Section of the Week honors.

Will we have another tie or we have a solo champ?

Only way your student section can make it as one of SoCal best is by sending all your photos and videos to @SoCalSections on Twitter and @SoCalStudentSections on Instagram.

Let’s first check last week Student Section recap



In San Diego, Carlsbad Loud Crowd made a big impression as they looked to defend their San Diego Football Student Section title for a third year in a row as the Loud Crowd went road warriors on us with the Lancers taking on host La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad in an Avocado League matchup.

The Lancers invaded LCC in a 14-7 victory. The Loud Crowd also invaded as the Stampede is no match for this student section. Loud Crowd social media game has improved where as the Stampede marketing has been extremely disappointing.

In Orange County, Mission Viejo Diablo Inferno kept spitting hot fire as their Diablos looked for revenge against San Clemente for the South Coast League title. The Inferno came ready and both the football team and the student section for their reward in a 38-6 victory over the Tritons.

Meanwhile, the Edison MESS packed Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa for the Battle of the Bell against Fountain Valley. The Fountain Valley had no chance and the same for the Barons as Edison kept the Bell for the 15th straight season in a 56-7 victory. The Mighty Edison Student Section, otherwise known as the MESS, showed their love for Edison and enjoyed the big victory…again!

Another big OC Rivalry game was the Battle of the Bay with Newport Harbor of Newport Beach taking on Corona del Mar of Newport Beach. 

This was one of the best student section battles of the year with the Newport Harbor Tarpit running into the Corona del Mar Kings Krew.

Despite the 56-17 Sea Kings victory, the Tarpit never quieted down. From start to finish, the noise and craziness was at a 10. Bravo Tarpit.

The Kings Krew kept the same intensity as they cheered and hit the beach balls around. The Kings Krew enjoyed the outcome and repped the OC this week.

In Los Angeles, the Bishop Amat Dawgpound of La Puente repped Los Angeles as the Lancers took a Mission League title with a 35-21 victory over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.

The Dawgpound packed the stands in a White Out and rattled the Knights as Bishop Amat are not the Kings of the Mission League.

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The only student section that had a chance in the LA Region was the Hart Tribe of Newhall that packed the stands to see the Indians end West Ranch of Valencia perfect season with a 28-21 victory.

In the Inland Empire, Temescal Canyon Blue Hole of Lake Elsinore made an attempt to return to the SoCal Final 4 voting after the Blue Hole cheered on their Titans in their 29-27 victory over Arlington of Riverside.

They had to battle with Murrieta Mesa Beast, one of the richest student sections in the Inland Empire. Mesa Beast cheered and watched an offensive showdown despite the 73-35 loss to Murrieta Valley. The Beast is for real and has been for sometime now.

One IE student section that showed up this season has been the Roosevelt Mustangs of Eastvale as their Mustangs hosted Norco. Despite the loss, it was a party in the stands for the students filled with school spirit. 

The bigger party was in Chino as the Cowboys faced Don Lugo of Chino for the Milk Jug. This big rivalry packed the stands and Cowboy Country was there to make some noise.

Despite the 15-14 loss to Don Lugo, Cowboy Country saddled up and went wild for their Cowboys. 

Finally, the voting came in and with a record number of votes, we had a tie. Co-SoCal Student Section of the Week Champions for Week 9 was very deserving for the Bishop Amat Dawgpound and Chino Cowboy Country.

Let’s see what Week 10 brings us in the world of Student Sections




Heritage of Menifee (Patriot Pit) at Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley (Red Zone), Thursday, 7pm

This game is for the Ivy League title. The Patriot Pit might not make the trip, but the Red Zone hasn’t been seen, well at least from the social media side. Both student sections haven’t shown a thing and I hope they read this because it would be nice to see them make a splash in the student section world in the Inland Empire.

Rancho Cucamonga (Rancho Rooters) at Upland (Dogpound), Friday, 7pm

One thing is for sure in this game, this will be a packed house with the Baseline League on the line. Both football teams have some bad blood and I expect both student sections going wild. While the Rancho Rooters already won the weekly award, they will look to defend their Inland Empire title next month. The Rancho Rooters knows how to work their magic on social media. I wish I could say the same to the Dogpound. They have shown their school spirit, but not as much this season. This would be the game to show it off.

Murrieta Valley (Red Zone) at Vista Murrieta (Bronco Bleacher Creatures), Friday, 7pm  

I remember seeing this game a few years ago and both student sections rocked it. With the Southwestern League on the line, I should expect nothing different. I do hope the Red Zone show off their school spirit because it is kind of difficult to check them out while I am checking out hundreds of other student sections. The Bronco Bleacher Creatures know how the game works. They’re one of the best at doing this. 

Temecula Valley (Gold Zone) at Murrieta Mesa (Mesa Beast), Friday, 7pm   

The Gold Zone will have to travel for this one because a win here and the Golden Bears at least share the Southwestern League title. You can’t take your final league opponent lightly and you can’t take Mesa Beast lightly. The Beast is one of the best student sections in the Inland Empire and the Gold Zone can be the same if they do what the Beast has done and that is market themselves on social media. This is going to be a good and loud game.

Palm Springs (The Tribe) at Shadow Hills of Indio (The Dungeon), Friday, 7pm  

The Knights are looking to make a final big push to get in the CIF-SS Division 12 playoffs. In order to take care of Palm Springs, they will need the Dungeon to go wild just one more time. We know they will share that with us as they have done a tremendous job showing off their school spirit. The Tribe might be too far away for this one, but you never know. Either way, the Dungeon will be ready and also, even if the Tribe showed up, we probably wouldn’t know about it. They never share a thing. 


West Ranch of Valencia (The Pack) at Valencia (Viking Nation), Friday, 7pm

West Ranch will look for a three-way tie in the Foothill League. In order to do that, they will need the Pack to rattle the Vikings. The Pack has worked social media pretty well, but we haven’t much of the Pack. They’re on the right path though. Meanwhile, Viking Nation is looking to take the LA Football Student Section title this year. Viking Nation has rocked the stands and they have let us know about it. This game is going to be a fun one to watch on the field and in the stands.

Granada Hills at Birmingham of Van Nuys (Patriot Pack), Friday, 7:15pm 

Probably the best student section in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section, the Patriot Pack will look to rattle the Highlanders as Birmingham looks to take the West Valley League title. The Patriot Pack is on social media, but they rarely show off their student section, If they can do that, they will get the reward in full. Outside of that, keep up the great work Pack!

Royal of Simi Valley (Royal Kingdom) at Simi Valley, Friday, 7pm

We are starting to notice the Royal Kingdom and they look pretty rowdy. This is a rival game in the Canyon League and while the Pioneers are having a great season, the Royal Kingdom will look to rattle them and we expect them to show off on social media. The Kingdom won’t look to get dethrone.

Alemany of Mission Hills (Warzone) at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (The Castle), Friday, 7pm  

I’ve been begging for both these student sections to work their social media magic. Both football programs will look to improve their seeding in the playoffs and will need their student section to show up. Granted, the Warzone probably won’t make the drive, so this should be a big advantage for the Castle. That is if they show up. Show off your school spirit Notre Dame!

Cathedral of Los Angeles (Phantom Nation) at St. Francis of La Canada (The Dungeon), Friday, 7pm 

I remember covering this game a few years ago when Cathedral, led by a then-freshman quarterback named Bryce Young. Good times. Phantom Nation might not make the drive to La Canada, but even if they did, The Dungeon might be too much for them. Granted, they never show it to us or the Student Section world, so they might not even exist. Prove me wrong Dungeon. If they do exist, they’ll show up as a win will create a three-way tie in the Angelus League.



Villa Park (Black Pack) vs. El Modena of Orange (Rowdy Rooters) at Segerstrom of Santa Ana, Thursday, 7pm 

The winner is automatically in the CIF-SS playoffs, so we expect both student sections to show up and we also expect them to rock social media like they always have. No need for a pep talk, but we should expect them to boost it up a notch or three.

Orange (The Juice Box) vs. Santa Ana at Chapman University of Orange, Friday, 7pm

This might be the moment where this brand new student section can make a splash in the student section world. The Juice Box has a small town type of moment here that they shouldn’t waste. Orange High School is across the street from Chapman University and they’ll be borrowing their football stadium. Perfect timing for the Orange Coast League title. The Panthers will walk from their school to the Old Towne Orange Plaza Circle which is a few blocks away and to the stadium. The Juice Box will look to enjoy this special moment. We don’t need to tell them to show off their school spirit, they know what to do. 

Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita (Titan Army) at Mission Viejo (Diablo Inferno), Friday, 7pm

The Titans can turn the South Coast League upside down with a win here as it can create a three-way tie for first. To do that, Tesoro will need the Titan Army to travel and they seem like a student section that can do that. They better be ready for the Diablo Inferno, which has been spitting hot fire all season and will look to make sure that the Diablos won’t get rattled. This is going to be a fun one to watch!

Esperanza of Anaheim (The Hut) vs. El Dorado of Placentia (Hawks Nest) at Yorba Linda, Friday, 7pm 

Esperanza is in a must win situation if they want to sneak into the CIF-SS playoffs. While they might be favored, the Aztecs will need someone to pump them up and the Hut will be there to help them. The Hut will look to battle with the Hawks Nest. The Hawks Nest works social media very well and nothing should be different on Friday. The Hut on the other hand, is inconsistent, but we’ve seen them here and there. If The Hut can do what the Hawks Nest has done on Twitter, they will be rewarded. 

Portola of Irvine (The Dawgpound) vs. Woodbridge of Irvine (The Tribe) at University of Irvine, Friday, 7pm

The Tribe will have to be ready for the Dawgpound. While this could go down as a great student section battle, the Tribe will look to send longtime Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson a winner as he is retiring after more than 30 years as a football coach at Woodbridge. The Warriors will need a win to sneak into the playoffs. The Dawgpound has worked the social media game very well this season while the Tribe, not so much. This is the perfect time for the Tribe to do it.



San Marcos (The Blue Crew) at Mission Hills of San Marcos (Growl Crowd), Friday, 7pm

This city rivalry is going to be insane and it was confirmed by both student sections. While the Growl Crowd has already won the SoCal Student Section of the Week title, they will still look to make a push for the San Diego Football Student Section title. The Blue Crew will look to do what the Growl Crowd did and they have come close. Both student sections will show off on social media. San Marcos will look to improve their playoff chance, so I expect the Blue Crew to go crazy or basically just be themselves. They’re already crazy as it is. The Growl Crowd will be ready regardless. Both these student sections are amazing.

Vista (Panther Pit) at Carlsbad (Loud Crowd), Friday, 7pm

This is going to be a great non-league matchup and I’m sure the Panther Pit will make a showing, but the Loud Crowd is at home and we expect them to rock it on Friday. Loud Crowd knows there a few student sections on their tail and will look to go up a notch. Not sure how that is possible since they do everything. Loud Crowd is up for any challenge, so it’s possible we may see something we have never seen before.

Helix of La Mesa (Dawghouse) at Steele Canyon of Spring Valley (Cougar Den), Friday, 7pm

People have said that Steele Canyon might be ranked a little too high. This is the game where the Cougars prove they should be with the best. The Cougars will need help from the Cougar Den. We haven’t seen the Cougar Den at all. Wouldn’t hurt to see them on Friday for the Grossmont-Hills League title. This might be too far of a trip for the Dawghouse, so the Den has the advantage. Rattle Helix and maybe the Cougars can’t shock everyone. It would also be helpful to show off your school spirit on social media.

El Camino of Oceanside (The Jungle) at Oceanside (Pirate Nation), 7pm

Bragging rights in the city of Oceanside is on the line in this Avocado League matchup. We know the Jungle can bring it despite their lack of social media presence. While we criticize the Jungle, it is a lot better than what Oceanside is doing. We don’t even know their student section name and none of my San Diego experts have said that this is a legit student section. This might be a good time to prove some people wrong. Work your social media magic. 

Poway (Titan Terror) at Rancho Bernardo of San Diego (The Stampede), Friday, 7pm

The battle for second place in the Palomar League and perhaps we might see Titan Terror go on the road. If they do, they’ll let us know. We don’t know if the Stampede shows up for a home game. Poway has the edge on social media as they have showed off their love for their football team in the past. Hopefully we see both student sections showing it off on social media.