Pregame Madness: We salute Tesoro's 'Titan Army'
OCVarsity spends a lot of time each week shining the spotlight on the football players, coaches and teams in Orange County.
But don't think we've forgotten about the other stars of the game -- the fans, bands, cheerleaders and spirit crews.
We know some of the best action (and most fun) happens off the field, and that’s why each week we highlight it in our “Fandemonium” slideshows.
We’re also looking each week for the best student sections in the county. We’re looking for groups that are loud, creative, enthusiastic and fun to write about in Pregame Madness.
Last week, the student section that stood out was Tesoro’s 'Titan Army,' which we named the OCVarsity All-County Student Section of the Week.
Here is what our reporter Kenny Connolly, who was at last week’s Tesoro-Edison game, had to say about the Titan Army:
“Not only was Week 0 an impressive debut for Tesoro’s fifth-ranked football team, it was also a spirited outing for the school’s student section: the Titan Army.
The section’s “Red Out”, by all accounts, was a glowing success, and the energy the group produced only grew with every sack or Devon Modster touchdown. It was just the first step on Tesoro's long journey, but there was plenty to celebrate in a 35-16 win over highly regarded Edison last Friday evening.
Modster and company will need all the reinforcements they can get this week as the Titans travel to Santa Ana Stadium to take on the county’s top-ranked team, Mater Dei, in the week’s marquee matchup.
Can the Titan Army even the playing field in a hostile road environment later tonight? We'll find out soon enough.”
Do you think your school should be the OCVarsity All-County Student Section of the Week? Send tweets and pics to us (@ocvarsity and use the hash tag #ocvupdates) that show your group getting ready for the big game or at the big game. (Be creative. We always love those big cutouts of Steve Fryer's head.)
If we select your school, we’ll write about it in next week’s Pregame Madness and include a photo.
Does it get any better than that?
Enjoy the Pregame Madness until kickoff ...
Mater Dei vs. Tesoro, at Santa Ana Stadium
Servite at Bishop Amat
Orange Lutheran at Crespi
Foothill at Tustin
Cypress at Fullerton
Oak Hills at Mission Viejo, 7:30 p.m.
Canyon vs. San Juan Hills, at El Modena High
Garden Grove at Westminster
South Hills at La Habra
Valencia at Yorba Linda
Edison vs. Buena Park, at Huntington Beach High
Sonora at Brea Olinda
Santa Margarita at Santiago of Corona
JSerra at Chino Hills
Huntingtin Beach at San Clemente
Aliso Niguel at Long Beach Millikan
La Costa Canyon at Trabuco Hills Turner
Woodbridge vs. El Modena, at University High
Northwood vs. Kennedy, at Irvine High
Anaheim vs. Orange, at Glorver Stadium
Eastlake at El Toro
Marina at Ocean View
University at Segerstrom
Artesia at Magnolia
Corona del Mar at Dana Hills
Costa Mesa vs. Santiago, at Garden Grove High
La Quinta vs. Saddleback, at Bolsa Grande High
Fairmont Prep at Sage Hill
Calvary Chapel vs. Bassett, at Estancia High
Capistrano Valley at El Rancho
Whittier Christian at Arrowhead Chr.
CVC at St. Margaret's
Bolsa Grande at Laguna Beach
Fountain Valley at Long Beach Wilson
Inglewood at Laguna Hills
Villa Park at La Quinta/La Quinta, 8 p.m.
Sunny Hills at Rubidoux
Brethren Christian at Boron
Bloomington Chr. vs. St. Michael's Prep at Bloomington Christian High