The theme that day on campus urged students to wear pink and many in the crowd as well as nearly every football team member featured the color in greater or lesser amounts of their outfits and uniforms.
The crowd was smaller than other years when it normally flows out onto the playing field with extra seating and standing room in both end zones. But the stadium was full of students, the PLHS band, community members, and visitors from opposing Canyon Hills High (formerly Serra High) in Tierrasanta.
It was a big night for the Pointer football team as they raced to a 31-0 halftime lead that kicked off the homecoming festivities.
As always, the event on the running track began with an "Alumni Walk," with all PLHS grads invited to stroll in front of the crowd.
The large cheerleading squad performed, followed by the band and the presentation of the Homecoming Royalty (seniors) and Court (other classes). It included sophomores Bekk Leblanc and Elsee Pressley, juniors Jordan Otjen and Avery Wulf, and seniors Ian Myers and Raya Caldwell. Freshman court members Kevin Glanville and Zoe Plotnikiewicz did not attend.
ASB advisor Amy Denney, radio in hand, then gave the cue for the class presentations to begin.
Teen creativity, energy, and adrenaline took over as dozens of revved-up Pointer students, beginning with the freshman class, performed song and dance numbers accompanied by screams of support from their classmates in the stands. A panel of judges scored each class.
In the end, it was the seniors, Class of 2022, whose entry included dozens of performers, some shirtless, that took the coveted first place award.
Meanwhile, food at the event was provided by local taco and kettle corn companies. The homecoming dance, held Oct. 9 outdoors in the school's new quad, was ruled a success.
Of note, the freshman class of 2025 will be the 100th class to graduate from PLHS.