VOTE: Waianae’s Torii Field vs. Oklahoma’s Jelsma Stadium in USA Today Poll

Raymond Torii field. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

The quarterfinal round of USA Today America’s Best High School Football Stadiums public poll is underway.

Waianae’s Raymond Torii Field advanced out of the round of 16 last week with a lopsided win over Diamond Ranch Academy (Utah). Torii Field, the No. 3 seed, is paired with No. 6 Jelsma Stadium (Okla.). In early voting, Jelsma Stadium leads Torii Field 303-217 (59 percent to 41 percent).

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Many of the sites in the poll are multi-million dollar facilities, but none has quite the aesthetic, natural environment of Torii Field’s Waianae Mountain Range on the mauka side, and the majestic Pacific Ocean and sunsets on the makai side.

Voting begins today and ends on Saturday.


UPDATE, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
After trailing early in the day, Raymond Torii Field leads Jelsma Stadium 5,278 to 3,385 (61 to 39 percent).

UPDATE, Wednesday, 9 p.m.
A surge of votes has landed for Jelsma Stadium, but Torii Field is maintaining a respectable lead. With 21,304 votes counted, Waianae’s home field leads 12,589 to 8,715 (59 to 41 percent).


UPDATE, Friday, 2 p.m.
With one more day of voting ahead, there are 32,908 votes casted. Torii Field has 21,509 votes and Jelsma Stadium has 11,399 (65 to 35 percent).

UPDATE, Sunday, 6:30 a.m.
The voting is done for the week with 37,604 counted. Torii Field doubled Jelsma Stadium’s count, 25,155 to 12,449 (67 to 33 percent).

COMMENTS

  1. Choloropicrin October 23, 2019 7:53 pm

    Now the DOE should take note and upgrade their field and track. Every school has field turf and a decent track except for Waianae…and Kahuku. Historically the two most dominant Football public school programs who done it with homegrown talent.


  2. Dr Tim Riley October 23, 2019 10:56 pm

    Waianae, Raymond Tori Field!!!


  3. Kenai Ahhong October 24, 2019 1:01 am

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field ❤️


  4. Phillip Pilago October 24, 2019 6:49 am

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  5. Paul Honda October 24, 2019 6:53 am

    UPDATE, Wednesday, 9 p.m.
    A surge of votes has landed for Jelsma Stadium, but Torii Field is maintaining a respectable lead. With 21,304 votes counted, Waianae’s home field leads 12,589 to 8,715 (59 to 41 percent).


  6. Oinker October 24, 2019 7:00 am

    Beautiful field. School is well deserving of field turf however I prefer a well manicured grass field and Torii Field on the beach in Waianae is the perfect place.


  7. Mike Mitchell October 24, 2019 7:16 am

    Waianae and Torii field


  8. Doya Kamaka - Heffernan October 24, 2019 7:32 am

    I’m totally for Tori Field … No school has their Football Trackfield looking out to a beautiful sunset as well as looking out into the beautiful ocean with whales and dolphins 🐬 to see .. Doesn’t get better than that luxury! Go Seariders


  9. Robert Lesher October 24, 2019 8:18 am

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  10. Stacey Foster October 24, 2019 9:02 am

    I vote for Waianae’s Raymond Torii Field.


  11. G October 24, 2019 11:01 am

    Waianae Torii Field al b the way


  12. Healani October 24, 2019 11:58 am

    Raymond Torii Field


  13. Atapana Palaita October 24, 2019 12:33 pm

    HOME


  14. Joseph Medeiros October 24, 2019 12:39 pm

    Vote for Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  15. Laurie Kalawa October 24, 2019 2:16 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  16. Savannah October 24, 2019 3:59 pm

    Waianae Raymond To Rio Field


  17. L.L S October 24, 2019 4:51 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii field


  18. Malanz October 24, 2019 7:58 pm

    Waianae Raymond torii field


  19. Kanani October 24, 2019 8:58 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  20. JOSEPH KAHUE-SYLVA October 24, 2019 8:59 pm

    I vote Waianae raymond tori field


  21. Veronica Swift October 24, 2019 9:15 pm

    Raymond Torii Field, Waianae, HI


  22. Yvonne October 24, 2019 9:21 pm

    Waianae donʻt Need turf thats the beauty of is everything natural not fake.


  23. Losalia Alexander October 25, 2019 12:54 am

    Waianae Seariders.


  24. Robin October 25, 2019 5:37 am

    You cant beat watching a high school football game or any sport thats on the field or tracks and watching the sunset at the same time. Its beautiful.


  25. Moke Kamealoha lll October 25, 2019 6:45 am

    WAIANAE GETS MY VOTE!!!


  26. Judy October 25, 2019 8:16 am

    Voting for Raymond Torii Stadium at Waianae High School


  27. Pauahi Nichols October 25, 2019 9:06 am

    Waianae and Raymond Torii Field! Imua!


  28. Britt S. Pahulu October 25, 2019 9:19 am

    WAiANAE home of the SEARiDERS !!


  29. Martha Roche October 25, 2019 9:31 am

    Waianae of course!!


  30. Tia Leutu October 25, 2019 12:54 pm

    I vote for Raymond Torii Field
    Waianae High School Seariders


  31. Paul Honda October 25, 2019 1:57 pm

    UPDATE, Friday, 2 p.m.
    With one more day of voting ahead, there are 32,908 votes casted. Torii Field has 21,509 votes and Jelsma Stadium has 11,399 (65 to 35 percent).


  32. Cristine Kekaualua October 25, 2019 6:21 pm

    Waianae Torii field


  33. Lew Lopes October 25, 2019 9:15 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field


  34. Joji Silva October 26, 2019 6:48 am

    Raymond Torii Field @ Waianae High School home of the Seariders C/O ‘79


  35. Beki October 26, 2019 9:15 am

    Most beautiful in all the land 💗


  36. Keola October 26, 2019 9:25 am

    Raymond torii field waianae high school


  37. Jandy Pontin October 26, 2019 10:35 am

    Raymond Torii Field Waianae High school. C/O 2001 SEARIDERS


  38. Stephanie October 26, 2019 12:14 pm

    Waianae


  39. Alvin October 26, 2019 2:44 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii field


  40. Gail Gilman October 26, 2019 8:13 pm

    Raymond Torii Field… 😎🤙


  41. Rhome Keliiwaiwaiole October 26, 2019 8:21 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field…


  42. I’KONA MAHIAI October 26, 2019 8:22 pm

    Waianae Raymond Torii Field#1 🏈


  43. Bryson Mahiai October 26, 2019 8:26 pm

    Waianae seariders!!! Raymond Torii Field of Course…


  44. Robin October 26, 2019 10:18 pm

    Waianae gets my vote


  45. Lawrence Keamo October 27, 2019 1:03 am

    Home of the Seariders. Raymond Torii field. Home!


  46. Halo October 27, 2019 4:31 am

    Waianae Raymond Torii field


  47. Paul Honda October 27, 2019 6:39 am

    UPDATE, Sunday, 6:30 a.m.
    The voting is done for the week with 37,604 counted. Torii Field doubled Jelsma Stadium’s count, 25,155 to 12,449 (67 to 33 percent).


  48. Mika October 27, 2019 8:58 am

    Waianae


  49. Alfred October 27, 2019 1:57 pm

    Waianae


  50. Stephanie J. Travis October 27, 2019 4:35 pm

    Waianae


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