The football game will mark the debut of Zip, the official living Pointer dog. Owned by alum Lee Brown, Zip will appear at the game wearing the letterman sweater previously worn by Brown's dog Stinger, who has passed away.
The football game pits the Pointers against South Bay's Olympian High School. Last year when the Pointers visited the Eagles' nest they came away with a 45-13 win.
The school's theme is "Once a Pointer, Always a Pointer," and every year a sizable group of Pointer alumni shows up for the game. All of them are urged to gather at halftime on the stadium track to lead the student parade in an event known as the "Alumni Walk."
Alumni director Kim Jessop Moore also crowns the alum from the earliest year as the event's "Golden Pointer."
Game admission is $7 for adults or $2 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over.
In a change, the homecoming dance will precede the week's activities. The event is set for 7-10 p.m. Sept. 14 at the House of Blues downtown. Students will pay between $21 and $36 depending on when they purchase tickets. Guests from other schools are charged $40.
Students have selected dress themes for the week. Monday they will dress in clothing representing different decades. Tuesday is Tie Dye Day, Wednesday is Disney-themed, Thursday is Tourist Day and Friday is a school-wide Pink-Out.