Student Section Showdown

The IHSA Student Section Showdown was an idea born from the IHSA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) that pits student sections from the around the state against one another to see who has the best spirit and sportsmanship. To enter, schools submit videos to the IHSA that shows their student section in action during a game, as well as the impact the student section has on sportsmanship and school spirit. Members of the SAC judge the entries based on factors that include overall fan participation, school spirit, creativity, organization and originality.

IHSA Student Section Showdown State Champions

2015 Class 1A/2A: Central A&M High School






2015 Class 3A/4A: Prospect High School  "The U"



2016 Class 1A/2A: Breese Central High School






2016 Class 3A/4A: Ottawa Township High School



2017 Class 1A/2A: Okawville High School





2017 Class 3A/4A: Sandburg High School