18 Feb 19
Orange County Register
With such a big, hyped up game on the court, it would take a lot of effort to get noticed in the stands, but this student section went wild enough to get recognized.
It’s no surprise that this student section can bring the goods during the playoffs, but they had some company with the playoffs well underway last week.
Plus, with the 2019 OCVarsity Top 25 Basketball Student Section Rankings coming out Thursday, it’s always a plus to make a good last impression.
Let’s name our final weekly champion of the 2018-2019 Student Section Basketball season.
AND THE WINNER IS … THE VILLA PARK BLUE CREW
It was only a matter of time before the 2018 OCVarsity Football Student Section Champs would make it here.
The Blue Crew has been bringing it every home game, including a road game against my alma mater Canyon, but I’ll let that slide. When you’re a wild bunch like the Blue Crew, you can get away with that.
THE BLUE CREW DESERVES STUDENT SECTION OF THE WEEK🤩 WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR BOYS THIS YEAR💙🏀🌟 you know what to do @MAlvarez02 👀 👀 #ocvfans @ocvarsity @vphsspirit @VPHoops @VPasb pic.twitter.com/jrQwhg9Qph
— alexa trcka ✰ (@alexatrcka) February 13, 2019
And Villa Park almost got away with a big win last week against Mayfair of Lakewood in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs. The Blue Crew definitely played a role in that as they needed more room than usual for their student section.
A packed sea of blue came in ready to rattle Monsoons star junior Josh Christopher and it almost worked as Villa Park had the lead in the first half.
It was a big night for the Blue Crew and once again, ESPN was there to check it out.
ESPN booth is set up for tonight’s CIF game against mayfair tonight 🤑 #BLUECREW #WINNERSWIN #ocvfans @MAlvarez02 @ocvarsity @SoCalSections @vphsspirit @VPHSathletics @VPHoops @vphs_football @VPHSTrack @VPHSGirlsSoccer pic.twitter.com/92ezmC0Bk2
— nathan pham (@nathanphm23) February 13, 2019
Despite the damage to many eardrums, the magic ran out and Mayfair survived, ending Villa Park season, but the Blue Crew has displayed such a performance this season on the hardwood and on the football field that they have become the student section you model yourself after.
Villa Park Blue Crew is here and very loud. @MAlvarez02 @ocvarsity @VPHSathletics pic.twitter.com/LlVJpPRrMQ
— Michael Huntley (@mikehuntley63) February 13, 2019
@MAlvarez02 we know you will show some love for the @VPBLUECREW2 💙🏀 You know how we pack any gym … you have seen it in person AND heard how much we love OUR school‼️#happyVday❣️❣️@SoCalSections @ocvarsity @SteveFryer #ocvfans @ocvarsityguy @VPHoops @vphsspirit @VPHSathletics pic.twitter.com/xMo3AWHRoQ
— VP ASB (@VPasb) February 15, 2019
The Blue Crew has been loud, dedicated and they have been full of respect and class.
“We love our school and we love our basketball Team,” The Blue Crew said in a statement. “Our Gym was filled to capacity again this week! The noise of chants and cheers was at a whole new level, and everyone could feel that this was the best week for our BLUE CREW! With our students, cheerleaders, band, dance team, families, staff, alumni, ESPN Crew, and community, we created so much school spirit at Sparta! Congratulations to our Spartan Basketball Team and Coaching Staff for a memorable season.”
Truly an amazing season, but don’t worry. We’ll be back. Love, the Blue Crew 💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/Js2ffUiHTr
— VILLA PARK SPIRIT (@vphsspirit) February 13, 2019
Will this performance make a strong case for the Top 25 Rankings this week? Perhaps, but once thing is certain, the Villa Park Blue Crew is the OCVarsity Student Section of the Week!
What a ride Blue Crew, what a ride!
The CypHype is a small, but dangerous student section.
The savage student section didn’t give up and neither did the Centurions, as they came back twice to defeat Beverly Hills 81-78 in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs.
3:03 left in the game
Cypress 74Beverly Hills 73
Jared Brown gives Cypress the lead!@CypressCenturi1 @CypHS_Athletics @ocvarsity @bhhighlights pic.twitter.com/ZjekScnj1F
— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) February 13, 2019
CypHype was all over the Normans of Beverly Hills and they were definitely rattled as they kept looking at the student section, sometimes smiling as if to say “Touche, CypHype, touche!”
It was a packed and loud gym and it was another fantastic season for Cypress and their student section that made a strong final impression for the Top 25 Rankings this week.
Tesoro Titan Army
The Titan Army showed up for their Tesoro Titans last week against Troy in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs.
The Titan Army brought the noise and possibly the funk too with their cheers and chants.
Great support from the Tesoro Titan Army last night & the play that gave a chance @ last minute win – thanks to the Army, Cheer, band & families during this highly successful 19-7 season @ocvarsity @latsondheimer @SteveFryer @OCSportsZone @MAlvarez02 @OfficialTesoro @Tesoro_ASB pic.twitter.com/blzIFsDFPz
— Tesoro Basketball (@Tesoro_Hoops) February 13, 2019
The Army was needed when the game was down to the wire and they delivered for the Titans.
Unfortunately, time ran out on the season as the Warriors advanced, but it was a tremendous season for Tesoro and the Titan Army.
The Tribe knew that their Comanches had a tough one in the CIF-SS Division 1 second round when they hosted Chino Hills.
The Tribe went wild and rattled Chino Hills. Well, you can assume they did with Canyon having the lead at halftime.
love always, The Tribe. pic.twitter.com/5BA0Hmg18Y
— neema wangyal (@neemawangyal) February 13, 2019
Eventually, the Huskies took the lead and the game, but The Tribe wasn’t missed throughout the game as they filled the gym with cheers and chants, including one salty one about a group of former brothers who once played for Chino Hills.
I might know those brothers and their family very well, but it’s all good.
The Tribe has always been consistent and have been on top of their game every season. This year was no different.
Orange Lutheran Code Red
Sometimes you have to go with someone’s word.
Code Red is always a fantastic student section and they stay at or near the top of the Trinity League when it comes to student sections.
Orange Lutheran fans have enjoyed a great first half of the Orange Lutheran-Mayfair game at Mayfair HS. Lancers are tied 29-29. Winner advances to Division 2AA semifinals. #ocvfans @MAlvarez02 #studentsections pic.twitter.com/FnEpduc7Lr
— ocvarsity (@ocvarsity) February 15, 2019
Code Red showed up big for their second-round game of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs against Inglewood.
Code Red was ready to bring their A game and they did just that.
They have brought it the whole year with cheer and chants and nothing changed in this game as they helped give the Lancers a boost with their victory over Inglewood.