Scott Wright
Sports 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.


  • The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 1: Midwest City-Tulsa Washington a powerhouse matchup

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    A few teams got the high school football season off to a good start with Week Zero last Friday, but a full schedule of Week 1 games are lined up across the state this week. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of the week:   1. Class 6A-II No. 2 Midwest City at 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington Two historically powerful Class 6A-II teams with championship talent — one from Tulsa, one from the Oklahoma City metro — meeting in the season opener. It can't be topped.   2. Class 6A-I No. 1 Jenks at 6A-II No. 1 Bixby Bixby has a big hill to climb to hang with Jenks, but the idea of two top-ranked defending champions meeting up in the opener is still fun.   3. Class 6A-I No. 4 Broken

  • District B-2 preview: Alex loaded again

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Alex loaded with several returning starters.

  • District A-7 preview: Ketchum, Afton are coaches' favorites

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Coaches expect a highly contested District A-7 race between Ketchum and Afton. Ketchum narrowly edged Afton in the coaches' voting, with both teams coming off 9-3 seasons. The two teams, along with District A-7 foe Rejoice Christian, reached the second round of the Class A playoffs a year ago. MARLEY TAKES OVER AT REJOICE Class A teams will be keeping an eye on Rejoice Christian this season and in the years to come, following the school's move to hire former Victory Christian coach Brent Marley. Victory had been perennially strong in Class 3A under Marley, who takes over an Eagles program that went 6-6 last season.

  • High school cross country runners to watch

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Here are some metro-area cross country runners to watch this season: GIRLS Camille Hemry, Norman: Logged a top-10 finish at state and leads a talented Tiger squad this year. Brooke James, Dibble: Now a junior, James took third at state in Class 2A last season. Lauren Roberts, Deer Creek: The senior move-in already has a win under her belt this season. Clara O'Connor, Edmond Memorial: The Bulldogs return some talented runners, including O'Connor and her younger sister, Tess. BOYS John Anderson, Piedmont: Class 5A's top returning finisher from state, Anderson won Piedmont's own race to start the year last week. Carter Bradford, Yukon: Bradford was one of the highest finishing non-seniors at

  • High school football: Hassan Lawton's interception seals Bethany win over Lone Grove

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Lawton’s pick — his second of the night in a crucial situation — snuffed out Lone Grove’s furious rally and sealed the Bronchos’ 34-29 win in the season-opener Friday night at Bethany/SNU Stadium.

  • Prep Football Week Zero recap

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh provided updates from the opening night of prep football in Oklahoma. Here's the recap.

  • Scrimmage notebook: Mustang run game shows promise

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The backs got a good amount of use in Mustang’s annual Pigskin Preview scrimmage Thursday night at Bronco Stadium.

  • High school football: Week Zero brings curiosity, new opportunities

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The traditional opening week of the high school football season is still a week away, but thanks to a new rule adopted by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, we’ve got real football kicking off Friday night.

  • High school football picks for Week Zero

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last year's record: 1,575-351 (81.8 pct.)   Class 4A TUTTLE 28, Davis 26 MOUNT ST MARY 20, Tecumseh 14   Class 3A Jones 35, HOLDENVILLE 12 Lindsay 27, PERKINS 24 BETHANY 21, Lone Grove 20   Class 2A NOWATA 34, Vian 28 COMMERCE 28, Yale 7   Class A Community Christian 20, WILSON 14 Cordell 42, EMPIRE 16 AFTON 24, Miller, Mo. 20 MINCO 44, Watonga 12   Class B Wright Christian 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 28   Class C COYLE 50, SW Covenant 34   Independent Destiny Christian 56,

  • District A-4 preview: Minco's Schneider stands out

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Ry Schneider, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound senior, is a four-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines. He is getting a lot of recruiting attention, particularly at the Division II level.

  • Updated All-City Preview scrimmage schedule

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    A couple of changes were made to the All-City Athletic Conference Football Preview scrimmage schedule that conflict with what was published in Thursday's editions of The Oklahoman, particularly related to Star Spencer and Centennial, and the locations where they'll play. Here is the correct schedule for Thursday night's scrimmages:  All-City Preview schedule Thursday At Taft Stadium Northwest Classen vs. Western Heights, 5:30 p.m. Centennial vs. Northeast, 6:15 p.m. John Marshall vs. NW Classen/Western Heights winner, 7 p.m. Millwood vs. Centennial/Northeast winner, 7:45 p.m. At Speegle Capitol Hill vs. U.S. Grant, 6 p.m. Star Spencer vs. Southeast, 6:45 p.m.

  • Mustang, Putnam City North hosting big scrimmages Thursday

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Public Schools will debut the newly remodeled Speegle and Taft stadiums for the annual All-City Athletic Conference Preview, a tournament-style set of scrimmages that spans Thursday and Friday.

  • Heritage Hall's Paige Miles prepared for challenge Navy presents

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Heritage Hall’s Paige Miles always hoped volleyball would open the door to an elite academic university. It worked for her sister, Sydney, who had a variety of college options before she settled on Emory University, where she is a standout player. Then one day, Paige Miles got an email from the United States Naval Academy. They were interested in her as an athlete, and as a student. “My dad told me I should look into it, because I’ve always wanted to go to a strong academic school,” Miles said. “I visited Annapolis (Md.), and I fell in love. “I really liked that everyone at Navy is working hard to become better, not just for themselves but for everyone around them, to serve in every facet of their

  • High school football: Putnam City West's Trey Gooch settling in as the team's only quarterback

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    “Last year, we didn’t really know who was going to get the reps, and we practiced like that,” Gooch said.

  • High school notebook: Excitement on the rise at Yukon

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    “We put a lot of hard work in, fixing up things from last year,” senior offensive lineman Darrell Taylor said. “We’re clicking. All our components are working well together."

  • High school notebook: Miami, Auburn offer John Marshall's Tramonda Moore

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Just when you thought the endless string of scholarship offers was slowing down for John Marshall senior Tramonda Moore, it picks back up full steam. Florida State got the ball rolling again with its offer Friday morning. Auburn followed with an offer on Saturday, and Miami joined the mix on Sunday afternoon. With the addition of Auburn, the 6-foot-5, 345-pound offensive lineman has offers from five of the top 10 teams in the Associated Press preseason poll released Sunday.   BACKFIELD EXPERIENCE KEY FOR MIDWEST CITY Midwest City is breaking in a new offensive coordinator, Todd Scott, and the coach’s first duty will be figuring out how to use all the viable options he’ll have in the backfield.

  • High school football: John Marshall flashes abundance of talent

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Florida State offers Bears offensive lineman Tramonda Moore.

  • District 2A-5 preview: Stroud favored in tight race

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Four teams received at least one first-place vote from the district coaches.

  • Florida State offers John Marshall's Tramonda Moore

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Check another elite college football program off the list of schools to offer John Marshall offensive lineman Tramonda Moore. Florida State called Moore Friday morning to extend a scholarship offer for the 6-foot-5, 345-pound senior. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were the first major programs to offer Moore in June, with the likes of Alabama, Georgia, TCU, Arizona State and several others joining the mix. Moore says he plans to take all five of his official visits during the season, and will likely not announce a decision before National Signing Day on Feb. 3.

  • High school football: McGuinness coach Justin Jones impressed with physicality in scrimmage with Lawton MacArthur

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    With a physically imposing team, defending Class 5A champion Lawton MacArthur, on the other side of the ball, McGuinness showed that it has a tough side, too.




Scott Wright Today at 10:01 PM The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 1: Midwest City-Tulsa Washington a powerhouse matchup http://t.co/iZmEWFkPN0 #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 9:00 PM @Bo_Wright we posted on Friday last week and Wednesday this week, but Mondays the rest of the year
Scott Wright Today at 8:58 PM @Bo_Wright they were No. 10 in our poll last week and moving up this week
Scott Wright Today at 8:13 PM District B-2 preview: Alex loaded again http://t.co/jWjheZopgP #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 07:10:39 PM CST District A-7 preview: Ketchum, Afton are coaches' favorites http://t.co/ZIQnErRf7X #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 07:10:39 PM CST High school cross country runners to watch http://t.co/2hgy0fPHjn #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 12:21:39 AM CST @Bo_Wright I’m with you. That hurt to watch.
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 29 2015 12:08:27 AM CST RT @SuptSims: @ScottWrightOK Minco 60 Watonga 12 final
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 11:51:20 PM CST RT @DaltonStout_2: @ScottWrightOK Bethany 27 lone grove 7 http://t.co/1Wfrvn9rcn
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 11:46:12 PM CST High school football: Hassan Lawton's interception seals Bethany win over Lone Grove http://t.co/P5URHGA8tk #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:51:33 PM CST @Kale_Daniels Lewis had 12 carries for 197, two TDs and a 19-yd TD reception
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:32:35 PM CST Bethany 34, Lone Grove 29 FINAL #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:32:02 PM CST An offsides penalty by LG costs them some clock and Bethany will be able to down it now for a 34-29 win #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:28:35 PM CST @Gary_P23 No, though he's had some cramping issues
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:27:41 PM CST Bethany's Hassan Lawton with his second INT of the night, this one at the 17. Bethany ball with 1:22 to kill and a 5-pt lead #Okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:24:49 PM CST Lone Grove's Jeremy Lewis with a 28-yd run to the 50. Injury timeout with 1:28 on the clock #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:23:15 PM CST Lone Grove with the ball at its 22, down 34-29 with 1:39 to go #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:21:31 PM CST Bethany facing 4th and 5 from the LG 47 with 1:52 left. Punter on for Bethany #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:15:40 PM CST Bethany holds on a huge 4th down inside the 30. LG turnover on downs. 3:20 to play #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:13:13 PM CST LG's Jeremy Lewis has a 34-yd TD run called back because of an illegal shift. Third and long for LG, Bethany up 34-29 w/ 4:10 left #okpreps

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