OCVarsity Student Sections: La Habra Clan, CypHype, Yorba Linda Stable get the Manny Challenge in the playoffs

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Seems like just yesterday the high school football season started.

Now we’re a blink of an eye away from the playoffs starting.

In one more blink, the OCVarsity Football Student Sections Top 25 Rankings will be announced.

That’s why the smart Orange County student sections will be be going all out in the playoffs. They want to lock in their spot in the rankings before the season comes to an end. (And in the playoffs, the season can come to an end fast.)

But there are other sections that still need a wake-up call. Really?

The season is almost over, they’ve been silent or quiet all season, and now they’re on the verge of being left out of the O.C. Top 25 rankings.

We’ve been saying it all year: You want your student section to be noticed, you have to be active on social media. Use the hashtag #ocvfans on all of the videos and photos of your section on Twitter and Instagram.

It also helps to send it to me on Twitter (@MAlvarez02) and Instagram (@mannya2).

Hopefully these “sleepy” sections will listen to some smart advice.

But just in case, we’re calling out some of them in this week’s Manny Challenge.

La Habra Clan: The Highlanders are looking to make a run for a CIF-SS Division 3 title, and they are going to need the Clan’s help.

The Clan has seemingly been in incognito mode this season, but they need to come out of their shell on Friday when Capistrano Valley comes to town.

The Capo Valley Cage has traveled well before, so the Clan should be prepared for the Cage to invade their home.

Perhaps the Clan has been showing up to the games, but they are forgetting to show off how much school spirit they have.

The Clan used to be the best at sharing their student section on social media.

Time to return to the top Clan.

Yorba Linda Stable: I remember a few years ago when I talked to the Stable. They knew how to market themselves and were considered one of the best sections around.

Those were good days.

The Mustangs host CItrus Hill of Perris in the opening round of the Division 5 playoffs on Friday, and the Stable needs to show up and help their football team.

Like the Clan, this could be a situation where the Stable is simply doing a bad job of marketing. Or maybe the Stable doesn’t care about being ranked in the O.C. Top 25.

I think I’ll have my answer on Friday night.

Cypress CypHype: I’ve seen the CypHype during basketball and baseball seasons. It’s a fantastic student section, but we haven’t seen them on social media at all this season.

It’s time for the CypHype to do some social media work. Or maybe they should drop “Hype” from their name.

Maybe call it CypMeh?

How can you call it Hype when you don’t hype it up on social media like the big boys?

Cypress shouldn’t have trouble staying undefeated Friday as it takes on Huntington Beach in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs.

But it would still be helpful for CypHype to show up. And it’s not too late to break into the Top 25.

Take the Manny Challenge Cyp…Hype?

Sunny Hills Lancer Nation: Lancer Nation is a crazy student section. We mean, it was a crazy section.

We haven’t heard a word from Lancer Nation this season, even though Sunny Hills is having a fantastic season.

We know the Lancers take on Tustin on Friday in the first round of the Division 8 playoffs.

Will we finally see life from Lancer Nation? Or should we close this case and give another student section a chance?

Time to answer up Lancer Nation.

Brea Olinda Den: We have seen a little bit here and there from the Den this season. But we need a lot more from the Den before we would consider ranking it in the O.C. Top 25.

Brea Olinda, looking to return to the CIF Finals in Division 9, has a home game against Lakewood on Friday.

The Den needs to show up, support the Wildcats as they start their playoff run and get busy on social media.

Or the Den can stay silent and allow another section to have its spot in the prestigious OCVarsity Top 25 Student Section rankings.

It’s your decision, Den. Are you going to take the Manny Challenge?

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