VOTE: Waianae’s Torii Field vs. El Paso’s RR Jones Stadium in USA Today Poll

The view from Raymond Torii Field is often spectacular on game nights. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

Raymond Torii Field is in the final four.

The USA Today’s Best High School Stadium Poll is now in its third round and Waianae’s Torii Field is one of the semifinalists. Last week’s voting began with a strong surge for Jelsma Stadium (Okla.), but voters pushed Torii to a landslide victory.

Out of 38,291 votes, Torii Field finished with nearly 67 percent of the count with 25,615. Jelsma tallied 33 percent (12,676).


The new round pits Torii Field against heavy favorite R.R. Jones Stadium of El Paso, Texas. As of 7 a.m. today (Monday), R.R. Jones already has a lead of 3,828 votes to Torii Field’s 1,035.

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Last week, R.R. Jones Stadium amassed 178,163 votes to rout Eagle Stadium (Texas), home of Allen High School.

Unlike previous weeks when voting ended on a Saturday, this round will end on Thursday (Halloween).


UPDATE, Monday, 10 p.m.
After trailing R.R. Jones Stadium by nearly 3,000 votes this morning, Waianae’s Raymond Torii Field has closed the gap with a furious comeback. The race is now neck-a-neck with R.R. Jones at 46,680 votes (50.9 percent) to Torii Field’s 45,048 (49.1 percent). That’s a total count of 91,728 after less than 24 hours. The voting will end on Thursday (Halloween).

UPDATE, Wednesday, 11:20 a.m.
R.R. Jones Stadium has maintained a 3-percent lead in the voting since Tuesday. With 417,489 votes counted, the El Paso (Texas) school has 51.8 percent, or 216,299 votes. Raymond Torii Field has 48.2 percent (201,190 votes).

COMMENTS

  1. Jan Makepa October 28, 2019 11:57 am

    Enjoy Sunsets from this field. We have the best sunsets. And on graduation night it makes for a beautiful backdrop.


  2. kalua aiko October 28, 2019 1:02 pm

    Beautiful field


  3. Roddy October 28, 2019 1:14 pm

    Rr jones got nothing on Waianae Torii field


  4. Matilda October 28, 2019 1:37 pm

    Nani loa!


  5. Goodwin October 28, 2019 1:43 pm

    Beautiful waianae field


  6. Crystallynn Olinger October 28, 2019 1:53 pm

    Beautiful field with a beautiful sunset on any given day.


  7. Haunani Hanakeawe October 28, 2019 3:04 pm

    Amazing athletes were born and raised on this field! Rest In Love Kelly Momoa


  8. Charles M. Manuel jr October 28, 2019 3:31 pm

    Waianae baby westside da bestside


  9. Cheryl ensign October 28, 2019 3:45 pm

    Waianae is the best place with beautiful ocean views and goo weather all year round !


  10. Hau’ulaBoy October 28, 2019 5:30 pm

    Always sunny on da west side.


  11. Tashawn Sotelo October 28, 2019 6:12 pm

    PUT US ON THE MAP SEARIDER NATION.


  12. Loki keone October 28, 2019 6:28 pm

    Hawaii stand up


  13. Jan Makepa October 28, 2019 6:29 pm

    Love this field


  14. Janina October 28, 2019 6:49 pm

    Waianae has the best sunsets in the world


  15. ItIsWhatItIs October 28, 2019 8:41 pm

    How many rounds does this contest have? Waianae win already!!! #ShipDatTrophy


  16. Paul Honda October 28, 2019 10:12 pm

    UPDATE, Monday, 10 p.m.
    After trailing R.R. Jones Stadium by nearly 3,000 votes this morning, Waianae’s Raymond Torii Field has closed the gap with a furious comeback. The race is now neck-a-neck with R.R. Jones at 46,680 votes (50.9 percent) to Torii Field’s 45,048 (49.1 percent). That’s a total count of 91,728 after less than 24 hours. The voting will end on Thursday (Halloween).


  17. Mary Kay kanahele October 28, 2019 10:30 pm

    Beautiful waianae


  18. Mary Kay kanahele October 28, 2019 10:32 pm

    Waianae


  19. DollyAnn Tapaoan October 29, 2019 7:15 am

    Beautiful Ray’s of the leeward side sunset and listening to the sound of the crashing waves that brings peace and harmony to your soul.


  20. Joseph simpliciano October 29, 2019 7:48 am

    I have been stationed in El Paso and I have seen their field and they have nothing on Waianae, from our sunsets to the view of the ocean at any given time the community can be heard all along the coastline! Unlike El Paso it is a desert environment that is unable to produce the same vibes as Waianae! El Paso only made me homesick and I left to go back to Waianae, which Is where I graduated from and is still my hometown.


  21. Juanita Oclaray October 29, 2019 8:06 am

    My 3 boys graduated from here. Graduations on this field were awesome with the sunset. No brainer, most beautiful field ever!


  22. Joe Kaiwi October 29, 2019 8:53 am

    Beautiful Westside!


  23. Faanuu October 29, 2019 10:29 am

    My sister is a teacher there n she loves the beautiful scene of the waianae field.


  24. Win Aglia October 29, 2019 10:47 am

    Waianae Raymond Torii field… actual grass… and authentic. Who wouldn’t want to play on actual grass? Especially with that killer 🌅 sunset in the background, and with the sound of the 🌊 waves.


  25. Renee Hernandez October 29, 2019 11:45 am

    Waianae is my vote!


  26. Cheryl October 29, 2019 2:51 pm

    WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL
    HOME OF THE BRAVE 🤙


  27. Mary Kay October 29, 2019 4:20 pm

    Waianae high school


  28. Tina Leiato October 29, 2019 6:43 pm

    Keep on voting..perseverance shall prevail..c’mon all you seariders.. we need your support!!!👌


  29. Sheryl Holland October 29, 2019 7:10 pm

    Waianae Sea Riders🥰😍


  30. Sheryl Holland October 29, 2019 7:11 pm

    Wainae!


  31. Normand Belisle October 30, 2019 1:26 am

    Waianae. Go Sea RIders.


  32. Lina October 30, 2019 5:56 am

    Let’s go Seariders!


  33. Savannah October 30, 2019 8:01 am

    Raymond torii field


  34. Ruth Pahinui October 30, 2019 8:02 am

    Waianae Field


  35. Savannah October 30, 2019 9:30 am

    Waianae’s Torii Field


  36. Michelle M. Corenevsky October 30, 2019 10:00 am

    My alma mater… Waianae Seariders for life!


  37. Paul Honda October 30, 2019 11:20 am

    UPDATE, Wednesday, 11:20 a.m.
    R.R. Jones Stadium has maintained a 3-percent lead in the voting since Tuesday. With 417,489 votes counted, the El Paso (Texas) school has 51.8 percent, or 216,299 votes. Raymond Torii Field has 48.2 percent (201,190 votes).


  38. Moana Wilkins-Renaud October 30, 2019 11:39 am

    Waianae 🤙


  39. Shawn Hoyle Atacador October 30, 2019 11:51 am

    Seariders strong


  40. Luther Holloway October 30, 2019 12:38 pm

    Torii field in waianae no doubt!


  41. Momi October 30, 2019 1:55 pm

    I love the ocean view and sunset it amazingly gorgeous but El Paso has a nice stadium but not as gorgeous as Waianae Raymond Torii Field west side blessings…. Gods Country


  42. Janina hanohano October 30, 2019 3:09 pm

    Beautiful field and beautiful sunsets Waianae torii field


  43. Rae Yap October 30, 2019 7:02 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field….Beautiful sunset


  44. Kaha’e Iakopo October 30, 2019 8:28 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  45. Verlene Teulilo October 30, 2019 10:32 pm

    Beautiful beach with the beautiful sunsets in the back of our Waianae High School our Raymond Tori Field is in the perfect place.


  46. Ann TH October 30, 2019 10:40 pm

    Wainaiae field


  47. Ipo October 31, 2019 9:51 am

    My home beautiful Waianae! Cheee Pono 🤙🏽. Waianae all the way!


  48. Rachelle Muaava November 1, 2019 12:59 am

    Raymond Tori Field is the best!


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