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  • Norman running back Dionta DeFreeze selected for USA Football under-18 team

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Norman running back Dionta DeFreeze has been selected to play for the U.S. under-18 national team of USA Football, it was announced this week. DeFreeze, a 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior, will get to compete in the 2016 International Bowl against Canadian national teams in February at AT&T...

  • OSSAA approves two more playoff time changes

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    With inclement weather expected around the state Friday, a few more schools received approval from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to move up their kickoff times. In Class A, Cashion’s home game with undefeated Hollis is now set for 1 p.m. In Class 2A, Chisholm will host...

  • OSSAA announces online ticket sales for Class 6A football championships

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Wednesday that tickets for next week’s Class 6A-I and Class 6A-II championship games are now available online at www.ossaa.com. In Class 6A-I, three-time defending champion Jenks faces Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The...

  • Defending champion Mustang to open season in Arkansas

    scott wright | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Defending Class 6A boys basketball state champion Mustang will put its 28-game winning streak on the line in Arkansas to begin the season. The Broncos will travel to Bentonville, Ark., for their season opener on Saturday, facing Bentonville High School in the MPMG Roundball Classic....

  • Washington's Jarod Andrews wins Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Washington fullback Jarod Andrews pulled away Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll, beating Davenport’s Tanner Lyon in the highest vote total of the season. Andrews totaled 1,611 votes, while Lyon totaled 1,269. A total of 4,411 votes were cast for seven different...

  • Wes Welker Foundation awards grants to local schools

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    The Wes Welker Foundation awarded six grants worth a total of $113,030 Tuesday to six local schools and organizations for the 2015 Fall Grant Cycle. The grants will be distributed to five high schools — Douglass, John Marshall, SeeWorth Academy, Millwood and Northwest Classen — and Oklahoma...

  • Updated high school football playoff pairings

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Here is the updated scheduled for the this week's playoff matchups across the state, along with the Class 6A championship games scheduled for Dec. 4. Note: All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-1 Friday, Dec. 4 at University of Tulsa Broken Arrow (11-1) vs....

  • Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach

    scott wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Nick Warehime has stepped down as the Del City football coach, he told The Oklahoman Monday. Warehime notified his administrators and addressed his team Monday morning regarding his decision. Warehime had been the Eagles' head coach since 2007, compiling a 58-47 record with playoff...

  • Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    The Oklahoman's high school writer Scott Wright will field your questions at 11 a.m. in his weekly Power Lunch live chat.

  • OU football: Horror show vs. TCU has a happy ending for Sooners

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    NORMAN — Third-team TCU quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, who sounds straight out of a horror show, rolled toward the sideline with the football and this Sooner season in his hands. Seemed fitting on this crazy Saturday, when third-team quarterbacks helped Michigan State and Baylor knock off a...

  • OSSAA sets sites, dates for Class 6A championships, next week's semifinals

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the sites and times for next week’s Class 5A, Class 4A, Class B and Class C semifinals. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday. In Class 5A, McGuinness will face Altus at Lawton’s Cameron Stadium. Rivals Collinsville and Skiatook will...

  • Weleetka upsets Alex, ends state's longest active winning streak

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    Weleetka coach Rodney Bencoma had no idea Alex entered Friday with the longest active winning streak in the state. When he found out later through Twitter, it made Weleetka’s 28-8 upset even sweeter. “It was pretty cool,” Bencoma said. “I knew they were undefeated last year. It really wasn’t...


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Scott Wright


A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene.

He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, writing about athletes like Blake Griffin, Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant and Brandon Pettigrew before they moved on to outstanding professional careers.

He also has covered small college athletics, minor league sports and NASCAR. Currently, he specializes in high school sports, football and basketball recruiting, and coverage of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Jacob Unruh


Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the Tahlequah Daily Press and the Tulsa World. From there, Unruh spent three years at the Lawton Constitution covering prep sports and Oklahoma football before joining The Oklahoman sports staff.

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