Jacob Unruh
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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.


  • Bridge Creek softball: Oklahoma commitment Raegan Rogers becomes a team leader in a small town

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Bridge Creek High School has fewer students than her elementary school in Moore did. But the change has worked out well for the outfielder who is verbally committed to Oklahoma, as she has developed into the team leader.

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali selected to Under Armour All-America Game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali has been selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game in January. Wariboko-Alali is ranked No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and currently holds 24 Division I scholarship offers. He was once verbally committed to Oklahoma, which remains among his final eight choices including California, Louisville, Ohio […]

  • Guthrie football: Defense off to strong start

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    After leading Class 5A in defense last season, Guthrie is off to another hot start this season with an almost entirely new cast. The Bluejays have allowed six points each game to start the season, rolling to a 2-0 start heading into this week’s matchup with Sand Springs. And new coach Kelly Beeby said it’s the play of some young players standing out. “The effort’s there, and I’ve been pleased with that,” he said. “Our defensive line continues to progress. We’re still really young in some spots and making a lot of mistakes, but technically we’re seeing improvement.” Seniors L’liott Curry, Kelyn Hinds and Beau Davis lead the way, but players like sophomore nose guard Christian Blassingame are

  • Heritage Hall's Terrell Love voted Fans' Choice Player of the Week

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

     [brightcove]3782884793001[/brightcove] In a tight race, Heritage Hall’s Terrell Love prevailed Tuesday afternoon as The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week, edging Meeker’s Tim Whitfield by just nine votes. Love, who rushed for four touchdowns in the Chargers’ win over Clinton, finished with 839 votes. Whitfield finished with 830 votes after leading early in the […]

  • High school notebook: Controversy resolved in Westmoore sign flap

    By Trent Shadid, Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    On Monday, a Southmoore school official told The Oklahoman the situation has been resolved as students from both schools met and determined a sign was not meant to be offensive.

  • McGuinness football: Young Irish team getting better quickly

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Before the season, Irish coach Justin Jones said he prefers his team to be in the underdog role, but a 16-14 win over rival Tulsa Kelley on Friday and a two-point loss to No. 1 Shawnee in Week 1 says something different.

  • High school notebook: Tell us your Win-Win Week stories

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s annual Win-Win Week begins Monday across the state, and The Oklahoman is looking for your stories.

  • Norman's defense stout in win over Deer Creek

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Norman coach Greg Nation watched as the Tigers’ defense made play after play Friday night against Deer Creek. Norman won 14-7, making one final stand that resulted in an interception by Tyler Luke on a fourth-down play to move to 1-1 entering Thursday’s matchup with Moore. “The defensive staff got into the film room and […]

  • The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Week 2 featured some dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own […]

  • High school football notebook: Cameron Mayberry, run game carry Stillwater in win over Mustang

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    The Pioneers got a huge performance Friday from running back Cameron Mayberry in a 35-26 victory over Mustang to improve to 2-0 on the season and equal their win total from last season.

  • Spiro's McKinley Whitfield has big game in win over Muldrow

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Spiro star McKinley Whitfield did a little bit of everything in a 35-14 win over Muldrow. Whitfield, ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list, rushed for three touchdowns and threw one, amassing 207 yards of offense. He also recovered a fumble and recorded a sack on defense, along with a 50-yard punt return. […]

  • Luther's Maurice Wright off to strong start

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    After scoring 17 touchdowns last season, Luther junior Maurice Wright is no longer a secret to opponents. That’s still not stopping the speedster. Wright rushed for 178 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 34-23 win over Prague, helping the Lions improve to 2-0 entering this week’s matchup with Class A No. 5 Cashion. “Obviously, […]

  • Meeker's Tim Whitfield, Jake Standlee lead huge rushing night

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Meeker coach Lonnie Nolen was a little more tired than usual following Friday’s 62-46 win over Chandler. The Bulldogs had spent the night running all over the field, totaling 492 yards on the ground and getting six touchdowns from fullback Tim Whitfield. “You talk about a track meet,” Nolen said. “It was wearing me out.” […]

  • Edmond football: Edmond Memorial defense notches second consecutive shutout, beats Edmond North

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The fifth-ranked Bulldogs smothered No. 8 Edmond North’s offense that was short its starting quarterback Friday night, nearly going the entire game without allowing a first down in a 35-0 shutout at Wantland Stadium.

  • Edmond North's Stephen McClernon out with foot injury

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Edmond North quarterback Stephen McClernon was in street clothes on the sideline at Wantland Stadium before Friday’s game against Edmond North due to a foot injury. McClernon suffered the injury in last week’s 27-24 win over Edmond Santa Fe, but played through the pain to lead the Huskies to a final-minute touchdown to win the […]

  • Guide to Class 5A No. 4 Guthrie at Ponca City

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Ponca City High School Records: Guthrie 1-0; Ponca City 0-1 Last week: Guthrie 47, Duncan 6 — Running back Idae Alexander was spectacular, rushing for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a kick for a touchdown. Enid 14, Ponca City 13 — Enid’s Squire Logan caught a 9-yard […]

  • Guide to Class 2A No. 7 OCS at Class 4A No. 10 Metro Christian

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Metro Christian Academy, 6363 S Trenton Ave Records: Oklahoma Christian School 1-0; Metro Christian 1-0 Last week: OCS 29, Ringling 0 — Running back Luke Frankfurt had a big game, scoring a touchdown and rushing for more than 130 yards. The OCS defense was also stout, limiting Ringling to just […]

  • Guide to Deer Creek at Norman

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Harve Collins Field, 911 W. Main Records: Deer Creek 0-1; Norman 0-1 Last week: Stillwater 40, Deer Creek 27 — Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said a 90-minute lightning delay actually helped his team regroup to pull away from the Antlers. Braxton Noble and Brandon Prather proved troublesome for the Antlers. […]

  • Guide to Edlam: No. 5 Edmond Memorial at No. 8 Edmond North

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Wantland Stadium, 100 N. University Drive Records: Edmond Memorial 1-0; Edmond North 1-0 Last week: Edmond Memorial 20, Southmoore 0 — The Bulldogs’ defense was outstanding despite a lot of new faces and poor scrimmages, pitching a shutout to continue last season’s strong play. Edmond North 27, Edmond Santa Fe […]

  • Guide to McGuinness at Tulsa Kelley

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Tulsa Kelley, 3905 S. Hudson Records: McGuinness 0-1; Tulsa Kelley 0-1 Last week: Shawnee 26, McGuinness 24 — Top-ranked Shawnee survived a scare without quarterback John Jacobs on the field, which led to the Wolves turning to an offense that was almost exclusively built on the run. Tulsa Edison 27, […]




Jacob Unruh Today at 12:54 PM RT @NewsOKSports: Recent #sooners commit Dalton Wood picks up some extra love from recruiting services: LINK #okpreps (vi…
Jacob Unruh Today at 11:14 AM I will be at Dallas Greenhill-@casady_football tonight. @ScottWrightOK will be at @JETSFOOTBALL_ at Southeast. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 11:09 AM Here's the #OKPreps football picks for Week 5 from @ScottWrightOK. LINK
Jacob Unruh Today at 11:08 AM @Brandonian08 I definitely know about him. He was on our Class 4A Preseason All-State team and I've seen him play. Thanks for the heads up!
Jacob Unruh Today at 11:07 AM @westernokchaser Thanks for the heads up! I have no doubt the defense is playing well. Team sounds loaded in general.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 07:17:08 PM CST Softball notebook: Washington pitchers nearly flawless LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 07:17:08 PM CST High school athletes of the week: Tuttle's Hannah Morris, CHA's Logan Ross among week's standouts LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 05:07:34 PM CST RT @NewsOK: OK Sea to offer play area for dogs, corn dogs for patrons LINK via @stevelackmeyer LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 05:02:17 PM CST RT @SInow: We found the girl who was promised a puppy if the @Royals won. LINK LINK
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 09:43:52 AM CST RT @richarddeitsch: The front page of today's @KCStar is sensational: LINK #Royals
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:21:57 AM CST Pedro is great.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:15:09 AM CST Someone tell Heidi Watney she has a mic and doesn't need to yell.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:12:55 AM CST @ericwbolin that makes sense
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:12:39 AM CST MLB Network showing pressers? I just want to watch those and go to bed.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:11:41 AM CST @ericwbolin having been around the Astros, I have no problem with them at all. Really enjoy watching some of the Angels (not named Freese)
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:09:53 AM CST @ericwbolin haha my wife was shocked when I said I hope the Angels sweep them if they advance. Oakland has fallen down my list
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:08:55 AM CST @MCarrelsTW haha. Fair point
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:07:35 AM CST @ericwbolin exactly. Not like Beane to trade prospects like that.
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:06:58 AM CST Will TBS show the pressers?
Jacob Unruh Wed, Oct. 01 2014 12:06:28 AM CST @BenJohnsonTUL yeah, I'm not complaining