Scott Wright
Reporter

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.


  • Edmond Santa Fe football: Darran Williams totals 285 yards, two TDs as Edmond Santa Fe beats Putnam City

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Wolves play without starting quarterback Keaton Torre, who was suspended for the game for a violation of team rules.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Thursday, Week 8

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's high school writers and others provide live coverage of Thursday's games, including Edmond Santa Fe-Putnam City.

  • Del City's Davion Freeman verbally commits to Wyoming

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Wyoming has struck again. The Cowboys picked up their fourth verbal commitment from an Oklahoma high school football player when Del City cornerback and kick returner Davion Freeman chose Wyoming Wednesday night. Freeman, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior, visited the Wyoming campus over the weekend. “It was great,” Freeman said. “The coaches were great, they had […]

  • The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.

  • Choctaw football: Yellowjackets have more goals to accomplish

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Choctaw has clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 1984. Now the team hopes to earn a home playoff game, and maybe a district championship.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Putnam City West's Tre Evans commits to Cowboys

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Junior guard like OSU’s up-tempo style.

  • High school notebook: Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A United States district judge has granted a hearing between Bishop McGuinness High School and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association regarding a preliminary injunction filed by the high school over a rule it says unfairly targets private schools. The hearing will be Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., Judge Lee R. West ruled in his decision Tuesday. McGuinness is seeking the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction regarding a rule that was established in 2011 that forces private-school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements. McGuinness is asking the OSSAA to put in a cap prohibiting teams from moving above Class 5A.

  • High school notebook: Lawton Mac quarterback Will Collins commits to Louisiana-Monroe

    By Trent Shadid, Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Collins, a dual-threat quarterback, entered last week with 1,339 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. He had also rushed for four touchdowns.

  • The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Who can challenge the top contenders?

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Cherokee and Tipton have long been viewed as the top two teams in Class C, and it still looks that way. But the list of contenders is getting interesting. There are some solid teams that are a little unknown at this point in the season, like Coyle, which doesn’t have a monster win on its […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Big win boosts Turpin into top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Deciphering who would be in the No. 10 spot in Class B is a migraine-inducing task. The candidates range from three-loss teams that have played incredibly tough schedules, to one-loss teams with softer schedules but solid victories. This week, the No. 10 spot goes to Turpin, which is coming off a 52-22 win over Merritt (previously […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Central Sallisaw enters the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Lurking for a few weeks, Central Sallisaw finally got the win they needed to boost them into the top 10 . The 48-14 win over Ketchum, which previously had only one loss, gave undefeated Central Sallisaw a solid win on its resume, unseating previous No. 10 Morrison. Morrison isn’t falling because of anything it did, […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Nowata moves into top 5

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A week loaded with blowout wins resulted in no changes to this week’s Class 2A top 10. Nowata got the most notable win of the week, taking down Vian, which was once ranked No. 2 but has been reeling lately. Still, it wasn’t enough to bump Nowata ahead of Adair yet. Both have had softer schedules, but each have […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Bethany moves in amid top 10 shuffling

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Class 3A continues to shake itself out more each week, but there are still some huge games ahead that will heavily impact the rankings. This week, Bethany moves back into the top 10 after their home win over previously No. 6 Douglass, 21-13. And there was some other minor shuffling in the poll this week, […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: A new No. 1

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Only two undefeated teams remain in Class 5A, defending champion Guthrie and upstart Ardmore, which is coming off an upset of previous No. 1 Lawton MacArthur. On the strength of that victory, Ardmore moves to No. 1 this week, but the Tigers have only a tenuous grasp on the top spot. Guthrie has a couple of wins […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Sallisaw returns to the poll, Weatherford into top 5

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Since a pair of tough losses to Class 5A Tahlequah and 4A No. 2 Fort Gibson, Sallisaw has gone 3-0 and returns to the Class 4A top 10 this week. Tuttle drops out after a loss to No. 4 Ada, though the Tigers are still right in the mix for a top 10 spot as […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Choctaw moves up with Midwest City showdown looming

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Things are about to get interesting in Class 6A Division II. District scheduling is decided by random draw. And 6A-II couldn’t have drawn it up any better. With three weeks left in the regular season, none of the top three teams in either 6A-II district have played each other yet. Only the Week 1 nondistrict game […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Who is the best in the West?

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    During his postgame radio interview following his team’s 7-3 win over Southmoore last Friday, Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek was asked a question regarding how his team stacks up against the other top Class 6A-I teams on the west side of the state. His three-part answer couldn’t have been more correct. First, he said that the […]

  • Midwest City defensive lineman DeMikal Harrison becomes an intriguing prospect for Division I coaches

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    South Dakota has offered a scholarship already, along with a slew of Division II programs. But D-I coaches at the top level — including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Kansas State and others — are constantly in contact, asking to see more of DeMikal Harrison’s game film.

  • Week 8's Top 10 Oklahoma high school football games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    District title races are heating up, and playoff spots are on the line as Week 8 of the high school football season arrives.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.




Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 11:02:51 PM CST Edmond Santa Fe football: Darran Williams totals 285 yards, two TDs as Edmond Santa Fe beats Putnam City LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 09:27:22 PM CST Edmond Santa Fe 38, Putnam City 7 FINAL
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 09:16:31 PM CST Bryson breaks loose again, this time from 42 yards and a TD. Santa Fe now leading 38-7 with 4:21 to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 09:10:43 PM CST Putnam City QB Braden Hudson taking his shoulder pads off with 6 min left. He has taken some shots tonight #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 09:09:05 PM CST Santa Fe's Jerome Bryson barrels in from the 3 to give the Wolves a 31-7 lead at Putnam City #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 08:57:20 PM CST Edmond Santa Fe can't take advantage of an interception, misses FG. Still leads PC 24-7 with 10:25 to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 08:52:23 PM CST Quiet third quarter at PC Stadium. Santa Fe still leads 24-7 over Putnam City #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 08:36:54 PM CST Putnam City reaches the 2, but loses ground and misses a 32-yd FG. Santa Fe still leads 24-7 with 6:38 left in 3Q #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 08:01:11 PM CST Darran Williams with 13 carries for 210 yards for Santa Fe at the half #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:59:05 PM CST Edmond Santa Fe leads Putnam City 24-7 at the half #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:55:27 PM CST Santa Fe has to settle for a 26-yd Cameron Kay FG and a 24-7 lead with :35 til half #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:51:49 PM CST ESF takes over at its 6, Darran Williams takes it to the 10 -- Putnam City's 10. Over 200 yards now #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:50:23 PM CST PC converts three 4th downs, but comes up short on 4th and goal from the 1. TO on downs. Santa Fe leads 21-7 #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:46:59 PM CST Putnam City has converted two 4th downs on this drive, now inside the ESF 10 #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:46:25 PM CST RT @GuthrieSports: Guthrie leads Southeast 35-0 with 7:54 left in the first half. #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:35:08 PM CST ESF's Darran Williams already has 126 yards on 12 carries with two TDs #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:34:29 PM CST First play after the kickoff, Darran Williams goes 69 yards for the TD. Santa Fe up 21-7 at Putnam City, 10:27 til half #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:32:04 PM CST RT @GNLAthletics: Blassingame and Curry force the fumble, Rowdy Reihs recovers it in the endzone! 21-0 GHS. 3:31 left in the 1st QT. #okpre…
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:31:04 PM CST Putnam City's Bolo Onifade takes a screen pass and zips thru the defense for a 54-yard TD. Cuts Santa Fe's lead to 14-7 early 2Q #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Oct. 23 2014 07:26:17 PM CST Putnam City forces a Santa Fe punt but trails 14-0 after 1Q #okpreps