Jacob Unruh
Sports Reporter

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.

  • Guide to No. 4 Nowata at No. 7 Washington

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Washington High School, 101 E Kerby Ave, Washington Records: Nowata 12-0, 6-0 District 2A-8; Washington 11-1, 6-0 District 2A-3 Last week: Nowata 33, Vian 27 — The Ironmen jumped to a 14-0 lead after one quarter before letting Vian back in the game. They later did the same thing in […]

  • Guide to No. 2 Oklahoma Christian at No. 8 Colcord

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Colcord High School, 433 S Larmon St., Colcord Records: Oklahoma Christian School 12-0, 6-0 District 2A-2; 11-1, 5-1 District 2A-7 Last week: OCS 34, Kingston 15 — The duo of Luke Frankfurt and Kade Van Meter unleashed big play after big play to keep the Saints undefeated and rolling along […]

  • Guide to No. 5 Roland at No. 4 Kingfisher

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Kingfisher High School, 1500 S. 13th St., Kingfisher Records: Roland 11-1, 5-1 District 3A-8; Kingfisher 10-2, 5-1 District 3A-1 Last week: Roland 32, Checotah 29 — Gavin Lynch caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Manuel Bunch with 21 seconds remaining to stun Checotah. Kingfisher 31, Seminole 7 — Kingfisher beat […]

  • Guide to No. 1 Locust Grove at No. 7 Douglass

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Moses F. Miller Stadium, 900 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City Records: Locust Grove 12-0, 6-0 District 3A-7; Douglass 10-2, 5-1 District 3A-2 Last week: Locust Grove 40, Berryhill 32 — Quarterback Mason Fine set the state’s single-season passing yards record with 357 yards and five touchdowns to rally […]

  • Guide to No. 2 Heritage Hall at No. 3 Beggs

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Beggs High School, 1200 Campus Dr., Beggs Records: Heritage Hall 11-1, 6-0 District 3A-1; Beggs 11-1, 6-0 District 3A-6 Last week: Heritage Hall 52, Plainview 22 — The Chargers piled up more than 300 yards on the ground, making a statement while routing Plainview. Beggs 34, Eufaula 29 — The […]

  • Guide to No. 4 Ardmore vs. No. 2 Skiatook

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Miller Stadium, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway, Yukon Records: Ardmore 11-1, 6-1 District 5A-1; Skiatook 11-1, 6-1 District 5A-3 Last week: Ardmore 41, Shawnee 35 — The Tigers jumped to a 28-0 lead and held off the Wolves’ impressive rally late in the game. Skiatook 13, Guthrie 10 — Skiatook rallied […]

  • Guide to No. 3 McAlester vs. No. 1 Lawton MacArthur

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Choctaw High School, 14300 NE 10th St., Choctaw Records: McAlester 11-1, 6-1 District 5A-3; Lawton MacArthur 11-1, 6-1 District 5A-1 Last week: McAlester 56, Del City 8 — Dalton Wood accounted for five touchdowns as the Buffs jumped to a 49-0 lead by halftime to roll into the semifinals. Lawton […]

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Third Round of the Playoffs

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Friday's playoff games, including Douglass-Locust Grove, Nowata-Washington and Roland-Kingfisher.

  • Washington football: Warriors' defensive switch has led to unprecedented results

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Washington has won 10 straight games and has allowed just one opponent to eclipse 20 points on the first-team defense, an unprecedented defensive spurt for the Warriors under Beller as they enter Friday’s Class 2A quarterfinals with undefeated Nowata.

  • Carl Albert's Audrie LaValley commits to Oklahoma

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Carl Albert freshman softball player Audrie LaValley verbally committed to Oklahoma recently, her coach Colin White told The Oklahoman. LaValley, who is the younger sister of former Carl Albert baseball star and MLB fourth-round draft pick Gavin LaValley, had a stellar freshman season in which she hit .504 with seven homers and 57 RBIs while […]

  • Deer Creek's Wyatt Bradbury receives special honor

    By Berry Tramel, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The Deer Creek Antlers won the Class 5A boys cross country state championship. And at Deer Creek’s team banquet, a special honor was bestowed upon senior Wyatt Bradbury. Deer Creek assistant coach Eric Lyons wrote the following post, which will explain: “10 weeks ago I posted a picture of a runner of ours, completely stranded in a race by himself. One of the toughest spots a runner can be. I talked about him being stranded on an island and finding his way off. “See, what you didn’t know was @wyattbradbury had just been dropped from varsity for being a few seconds behind the meet before. He was number 8, on his own island. I learned a lot that day about his character and that I’d never see him quit trying.

  • Kingfisher's offense opens up in Nick Smith's absence

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Kingfisher running back Nick Smith has been battling an ankle injury for most of the season and it finally forced him to miss last week’s 31-7 win over Seminole. Smith remains a game-time decision for Friday’s Class 3A quarterfinal matchup with Roland, but Yellowjackets coach Jeff Myers said his absence has opened up the offense. […]

  • Heritage Hall secondary on hot streak

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Heritage Hall’s defense has been strong up front all season, but the secondary has been on an impressive run the past three games. The Chargers have 11 interceptions in that span to help produce three routs and set up a Class 3A quarterfinal matchup Friday at Beggs. “Where we’ve got to is if we get […]

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

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Normally a linebacker, Washington’s Jarod Andrews was turned into an offensive power in last week’s win over Chisholm. On Tuesday, he found himself atop The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll with 390 votes. Andrews rushed 27 times for 131 yards and a touchdown, filling in for injured running back Luke Ladlee for […]

  • High school football: OCS receiver Kade Van Meter does his talking on the field

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Quiet or not, Van Meter has become a force for the second-ranked Saints in the absence of injured quarterback Thomas Qualls, and that was evident during Friday’s 34-15 win over Kingston in which Van Meter returned a punt for a touchdown and caught a long touchdown pass.

  • High school notebook: Class 6A-II championship between Bixby and Lawton to be at Moore

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday morning that the inaugural Class 6A-II state championship football game will be played at Moore Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

  • Classen SAS junior Kennedy Williams tears ACL

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    With only nine players on the roster, the Classen SAS girls basketball team took a major blow in a recent scrimmage when sophomore Kennedy Williams suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Williams was the second-leading scorer last season for Classen SAS, averaging almost 15 points per game. “Somebody else has to step up,” Classen SAS […]

  • Moore Stadium hosting Class 6A-II championship game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday morning that the inaugural Class 6A-II state championship football game will be played at Moore Stadium on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The game features No. 1 Bixby and No. 2 Lawton. Bixby beat Sand Springs 41-14 and Lawton beat Tulsa Washington 42-27 last week to […]

  • High school notebook: Semifinal locations announced by OSSAA

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon.

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

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    A wide range of top performances across the Oklahoma City metro highlighted the second week of the playoffs, 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 online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from […]

Jacob Unruh Today at 11:28 PM Class 3A state football championship: Heritage Hall thumps Cushing for gold ball LINK #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 9:44 PM Heritage Hall wins Class 3A title. Beats Cushing 37-14. #OKpreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 9:24 PM Heritage Hall punts and Trey Morris can't come up with punt cleanly. Chargers' Dawson Evans recovers. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 9:20 PM Cushing turns it over on downs at the Heritage Hall 9 with 8:40 left. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 9:13 PM Heritage Hall leads Cushing 37-7 after three quarters in the Class 3A championship. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 9:05 PM Heritage Hall's Matthew McLaughlin with a 26-yard FG. Chargers lead Cushing 37-7 with 3:48 left in third. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:55 PM Heritage Hall's Tevin McDaniel with the forced fumble. Chargers lead 34-7 with 8:08 left in third. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:54 PM Cushing's Ian Jones fumbles and Heritage Hall's Andrew McDonald scoops and scores from 10 yards out. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:53 PM Heritage Hall goes backwards on drive. Cushing takes over on 20. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:47 PM On second play of third, Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis intercepts Ian Jones. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:23 PM Cushing half stats: Ian Jones 2-7, 56 yds, TD, 11 car, 51 yds. Guy Parker 5 carries, 26 yds. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:22 PM Heritage Hall half stats: Connor McGinnis 3-6, 56 yds, 13 carries, 145 yds, 2 TD. Terrell Love 11-57, 2 TD. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:15 PM Ian Jones' pass is just too far for Blake Burden in end zone. Heritage Hall leads Cushing 27-7 at halftime. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:12 PM Cushing has second-and-goal from 8 with 1.9 seconds left in half. Heritage Hall lead 27-7. Timeout. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:09 PM Cushing's Kory Wiley intercepts Connor McGinnis. OK then. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:08 PM Heritage Hall stops Cushing's Ian Jones with another INT. Max Turrentine this time. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:05 PM Cushing's Trey Morris breaks free on kickoff, but stepped out of bounds on 25. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 8:02 PM Heritage Hall answers Cushing with 2-yard TD run by Terrell Love. His second score tonight. Chargers lead 27-7, 1:51 left in half. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 7:54 PM Heritage Hall leads Cushing 20-7 with 5:43 left in half. #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 7:53 PM Cushing's Ian Jones hits Blake Burden on a slant for a 44-yard TD on fourth down. Nice playcall out of timeout. #OKPreps