Week 4 Student Section Preview

At some point, a Los Angeles Student Section might have a SoCal Student Section of the Week title. 

They did have four winners last year. Maybe a volleyball student section makes a splash again and perhaps, wins this time.

Last week, an Inland Empire student section won last week with Los Osos Grizzly Nation of Rancho Cucamonga feel just short. Los Osos will win this one day. The good news is they’re getting noticed.

In Los Angeles, we had the Bishop Amat Dawgpound of La Puente and the Crespi Cabana of Encino fall short to the Chaminade Cage of West Hills. Bishop Amat is another student section that will win this at some point in the season.

In Orange County, we had several student sections battle it out before we went with the Edison MESS of Huntington Beach. Student Sections like the Corona del Mar Kings Krew of Newport Beach, Trabuco Hills Stampede of Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo Diablo Inferno, Tesoro Titan Army of Rancho Santa Margarita and the Villa Park Black Pack made big impressions and will probably continue to do so.

In San Diego, Carlsbad Loud Crowd led the land of the South with the Helix Dawghouse of La Mesa right behind them.

The Loud Crowd might return for a chance at the Week 4 SoCal Student Section of the Week title.

Let’s see which student sections might have themselves a big battle on Friday.

 

INLAND EMPIRE

Santiago of Corona (Black Sea) at Chaparral of Temecula (The Fanatics), Friday, 7pm

The Fanatics look like the favorites right now for this week in the IE. While my guess is that the Santiago Black Sea will be a no show, the Fanatics will stay the course and go wild for their Pumas. This will be the Pumas toughest non-league opponent, so they will need help keeping the momentum on their side. Hopefully, the Fanatics can also share their school spirit on social media. That or potentially fall short again.

Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (Lions Den) at Murrieta Valley (Red Zone), Friday, 7pm

The Red Zone will look to rattle Oaks Christian as the Nighthawks have a tough task in front of them. Now, a drive from Westlake Village to Murrieta is a reach, so the Red Zone won’t be challenged, but this the toughest opponent on the schedule for Murrieta Valley. The Red Zone better be ready to keep the noise at a high.

La Quinta (The Birdcage) at Murrieta Mesa (Mesa Beast), Friday, 7pm

La Quinta isn’t that far from Murrieta, so you never know, we may have a student section battle. The Beast will look to help give the Rams their second straight win, which could be helpful with a challenging Southwestern League, which by the way, is one of the best student section leagues in Southern California. La Quinta needs all the help they can get to get their first win of the season, so maybe help from the Birdcage is needed.

Patriot of Riverside (Warriors) at Chino (Cowboys), Friday, 7pm

This is going to be an evenly matched game with two smaller student sections that have the potential to make a splash in the IE. While we don’t have the name of both student sections, and we probably will after this gets published, we have noticed both go wild. It will be a challenge for the Patriot Student Section to go on the road, so this might be an advantage for Chino Cowboys and their student section.

Charter Oak of Covina (Chargers) at Chino Hills (Dawgpound), Friday, 7pm

I’ve been told about the Dawgpound and i’ve seen them during basketball season. It’s an insane student section. The Huskies need a win before they head to the Baseline League. The Huskies should get the win, but the Dawgpound will make noise to rattle the Chargers.

 

LOS ANGELES

Birmingham of Van Nuys (Patriots) at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (The Castle), Friday, 7pm  

This might be the easiest opponent for the Knights, but anything is possible. The Castle should be ready to go with one of the best teams in CIF-Los Angeles City Section. If the Castle can just post a photo or a video of them in action on Twitter, then they will get rewarded.

El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (Conquistadors) at Crespi of Encino (Crespi Cabana), Friday, 7pm

After battling the Chaminade Cage last week, the Crespi Cabana will look to bounce back, as well as the Celts, as they face a CIF-LACS team. Crespi will face some tough teams after El Camino Real, so expect the Celts to put on a show and in return, the Cabana will put no a show of their own. Just wished they share that with us.

St. Bonaventure of Ventura (Gates of Heaven) vs. Hart of Newhall (The Tribe) at Ventura College, Friday, 7pm

The Gates of Heaven will look to keep the ball rolling in the stands and the same is said for the Seraphs. St. Bonaventure runs into an evenly matched Hart squad. Now, i’ve seen the Tribe travel before, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they made the journey to Ventura. Gates of Heaven is a creative name, which means they might be creative in the stands as well. Both student sections may get rewarded if they work the social media game. 

Northview of Covina (Viking Nation) at Los Altos of Hacienda Heights (Conqueror Crazies), Friday, 7pm  

This is going to be a good game, so expect the Vikings student section to travel and support their team as they plan to stay undefeated. Conqueror Crazies aren’t as crazy as they were last year, but they are still a great bunch. The Crazies are loud and love to throw the powder in the air. Whatever it takes to pump up their team, which will be needed because this could be a close game.

Viewpoint of Calabasas (Patriots) at Duarte (Blue Crew), Friday, 7pm

The Falcons look to get a final tune up before they go into Montview League play. Any help is, well, helpful and with a great showing in non-league play, Durate has become an attraction. The student section is small, but loud. Just wait if everything goes as plan when they battle against Sierra Vista of Baldwin Park for the league title. Yeah, I said Sierra Vista.

 

ORANGE COUNTY

Servite of Anaheim (Servite Asylum) vs. Villa Park (Black Pack) at Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa, Friday, 7pm 

This is going to be a crazy student section showdown. The Asylum is finally home after going on a road trip with their Friars. Speaking of road trip, the Black Pack continues their tour as their home stadium is under construction. The Black Pack bring many of the Pack to every game and they will need a lot of students on Friday because The Asylum is a crazy group with the craziest of ideas. I expect the Asylum to put on a show and support their brothers in a big game. This is going to be a good one all over.

San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano (The Stampede) at Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita (Titan Army), Friday, 7pm

The Battle for the Bell takes place in South Orange County. An evenly matchup which also comes with two loud student sections. The Stampede always puts on a show at home and while they are the visiting team, the drive isn’t that far. The Titan Army put on a fantastic halftime show for homecoming last week and they should rinse and repeat. Hopefully both student sections can show off their school spirit on Twitter.

Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo (The Stampede) at Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo (The Cage), Friday, 7pm

The city of Mission Viejo can’t catch a break on Friday nights. It just gets louder and louder and this Friday should be no different. The Stampede has improved a lot and are making a dent in the OC. The Cage has a challenger and will look to defend their home floor. This is going to be a good one and the same is said for both teams. 

Calabasas (The Pack) at JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Lions Den), Friday, 7:30pm

I doubt the Pack will make the far drive, so the Lions Den have the advantage. No one has an advantage on the field as both teams are equally loaded. JSerra will rely on the Den for any needed momentum. The Den is a small, but fantastic student section. If they can show off the Den on social media, they’ll get rewarded for the recognition. Regardless, this should be a good one to watch. I’m talking about football of course.

Yorba Linda (The Stable) vs. Foothill of Santa Ana (The Dungeon) at Tustin, Friday, 7pm

The Dungeon has been killing it this year and their undefeated Knights face a tough Yorba Linda squad. Any advantage for the Knights is helpful as they face another undefeated squad. The Dungeon is loud and crazy and I expect them to turn it up a notch! I wouldn’t be surprised if the Stable makes an appearance on the road. It wouldn’t make sense if they missed out on their football team, which are consistent winners.

 

SAN DIEGO

San Marcos (Blue Crew) at Carlsbad (Loud Crowd), Friday, 7pm

The Blue Crew reached out to me and said we are making a mistake. They are wondering why they haven’t been a finalist for SoCal Student Section of the Week. It might be because they haven’t shared their school spirit, but I expect them to do so when the Knights face Carlsbad. The Loud Crowd look to return as a finalist, but with a big Avocado League game, I expect the Blue Crew to make this a road trip and rattle their opponents. While this has the potential to be a big student section battle, this also is going to be a huge league game.

Helix of La Mesa (Dawghouse) vs. St. Augustine of San Diego (Saints Pit) at Mesa College of San Diego, Friday, 7pm

After getting a huge victory over Cathedral Catholic of San Diego, Helix will look to get another win against a Western League opponent. Not sure if the Dawghouse will make the drive to Mesa College, but the Saints Pit doesn’t want to be another victim for the Scots. St. Augustine will look to take the top spot in San Diego and once again, their brothers in the stands will go wild for them. 

Torrey Pines of San Diego (The Chaos) at El Camino of Oceanside (The Jungle), Friday, 7:15pm

The Chaos might make the trip as it is another big Avocado League for the Falcons. The Chaos are one of the best student sections in San Diego and if they can make the trip, they run into the Jungle. The Jungle asked if I have ever seen them in action before as I have never recognize them. Well, I have seen them and they’re not that bad, but this Friday they’ll have to turn it up a notch. 

Valley View of Moreno Valley (Eagles) at Grossmont of El Cajon (The Foothillers), Friday, 7pm 

I’ve seen the Foothillers in the stands and they’re a loud bunch. They’ll need to stay loud this Friday against an Ivy League squad. Another fantastic student section and if they show up, they’ll get a reward for showing up.

Christian of El Cajon (Patriots) vs. Central of El Centro (Grizzly Crazies) at Granite Hills of El Cajon, Friday, 7pm

I’ve been told by a trusted source in San Diego that the Crazies are the best in Imperial County. The band and the students go wild every home game and hopefully nothing changes this Friday with Christian coming to town. Hopefully, we can one day see them on Twitter.

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