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.

Top Stories


  • Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season

    BY JACOB UNRUH, SCOTT WRIGHT AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list.

  • Audio: The Oklahoman helps preview high school football season on Sports Animal

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The Sports Animal’s High School Spotlight spent Sunday morning’s show previewing the upcoming high school football season with The Oklahoman‘s Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright and hosts Van Shea Iven and Brian Aylor. Here is the audio:

  • Oklahoma high school football: Top 10 games for Week 1 of the season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The opening week is loaded with powerful matchups of highly ranked teams and some traditional rivalries.

  • District C-1 football preview: Cherokee defense still stout

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    It took nine games for someone to finally figure out how to score against the Cherokee defense, and even then, no one managed more than 14 points against the Chiefs, who finished as the undefeated Class C champions with a 38-14 win over Tipton.

  • Putnam City football: Pirates focusing on building a strong offensive line to go with gifted playmakers

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Chris Pogi, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior — and nephew of former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi — is playing a variety of roles for PC, including running back and H-back, to make use of his size and athleticism.

  • Putnam City North football: Veteran offensive standouts Chase Sparks and Logan Price will be key for PC North

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    A former high school quarterback himself, first-year Putnam City North coach Rod Richardson knows the value of having an experienced quarterback running the offense. And Richardson hopes that his returning starter, Chase Sparks, will help the Panthers find success against a challenging schedule in Class 6A-I. “It’s huge, because he’s seen all the stunts and understands what’s going on,” Richardson said. “He understands what you’re thinking and can make some decisions on his own. He can get you in and out of certain plays. There are no great plays, but he can get you out of the really bad ones. “He’s an extension of the coaches on the field, and that’s where it’ll really help.

  • Douglass football: Trojans return star power and size

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Douglass has one player with a Division I offer this season, receiver/defensive back Dameko Doddles, who is verbally committed to Wyoming. He will be a vital playmaker in his roles on both sides of the ball, but he’ll have plenty of help around him.

  • Kingfisher football: Yellowjackets return talent up front in quest to repeat as championss

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    This season, the strength starts up front for Kingfisher, with two Division I prospects. Offensive lineman Kaden Jackson and tight end Jace Sternberger both have D-I offers, and are valuable weapons opening holes in the run game.

  • Millwood football: Young team determined to keep up Millwood tradition

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Players like Greg McCallister, Andre Clanton and Sheldon Bulock have multiple years’ experience behind them, and they don’t want to be responsible for a dropoff in success at Millwood.

  • High school football: Douglass wins All-City Preview

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The All-City Preview is hardly your average high school football scrimmage. It has game-like situations and game-like intensity. The latter was the quality that impressed Douglass coach Willis Alexander most in his team’s 21-0 win over John Marshall in the All-City finals Friday night at Moses Miller Stadium.

  • Class 5A football: Deer Creek administrators keeping big picture in mind

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    EDMOND — When Bob Diefenderfer arrived at Deer Creek in the fall of 1997, the high school had less than 400 students and played Class 3A athletics. When he retired last spring after 17 years — the last 12 as the school’s athletic director — Deer Creek was the 34th-largest school in the state, well on its way to the Class 6A level, and had built some of the nicest athletic facilities in the state. It’s been a speedy growing process at Deer Creek, a school district with a uniquely rural feel right on the edge of the city, to the west of Edmond’s metro area and north of Oklahoma City. Athletics has been a huge part of the growing process. The school has won 20 state championships in a variety of sports in the

  • Class 5A football: Preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    1. Shawnee (9-3): QB John Jacobs is the playmaker, but Tristan Wyatt leads a talented offensive line that makes the Wolves go. 2. Lawton MacArthur (10-3): Senior QB Will Collins has the Highlanders firmly in the state championship discussion after throwing for 29 touchdowns last season. 3. McAlester (12-2): QB Dalton Wood guides an offense with an experienced line. 4. Guthrie (14-0): Must replace star RB Kai Callins, but Idae Alexander rushed for 1,200 yards in a secondary role. 5. Carl Albert (9-3): Depth is a concern for the Titans, but talent and coaching are not. 6. Del City (7-4): Junior QB Terry Wilson is primed for a breakout season, and senior WR/CB Davion Freeman returns as a big-play

  • Mustang Preview notebook: Oklahoma State commit John Kolar sharp on rain-shortened night

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Norman North coach Wade Standley didn’t get all the work he had hoped for, but he still saw plenty of positives to draw from in Mustang’s rain-shortened Pigskin Preview scrimmage Thursday night at Bronco Stadium.

  • Class 4A football: Preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    With seven starters back on each side of the ball, the Anadarko Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight title game and win a third title.

  • High schools: Big scrimmages highlight final weekend of preseason

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night.

  • High school notebook: El Reno deep at tailback

    By Ed Godfrey, Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position. He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season.

  • High school notebook: Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins to attend OU opener

    BY ED GODFREY, TRENT SHADID, JACOB UNRUH, AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins’ recruiting appears to be picking up. He tweeted Tuesday that he will accept an invitation to attend Oklahoma’s season opener on Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Simpkins also indicated in the tweet that the trip will serve as one of his official visits. Last season, he rushed for 1,399 yards and 14 touchdowns while battling various injuries. As a sophomore, he broke out with more than 2,000 yards and 29 TDs while leading Clinton to the Class 4A title. Simpkins currently has scholarship offers from South Dakota and Tulsa. WESTMOORE TO USE RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE After featuring mostly a one-running back offense last season, Westmoore will transition to using a

  • Class 5A preseason All-State football team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s Class 5A preseason All-State team.

  • Oklahoman Preseason All-State football team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s preseason All-State team.

  • Class 6A preseason All-State football team

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s Class 6A preseason All-State team.




Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 07:29:23 PM CST Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:52:12 PM CST Audio: The Oklahoman helps preview high school football season on Sports Animal LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:19:50 PM CST @Bryan_Bedford Haha, wish it was that simple. Week 1 rivalries are a blast. But the list is about intriguing matchups not great rivalries
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 06:10:52 PM CST Oklahoma high school football: Top 10 games for Week 1 of the season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 05:29:45 PM CST District C-1 football preview: Cherokee defense still stout LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Aug. 31 2014 08:36:50 AM CST RT @oksportsexpress: Talking football on the HS Spotlight at 11 on WWLS 98.1 @sportsanimal with @ScottWrightOK & @jacobunruh - make sure to…
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 09:52:42 PM CST #Stangnation and #okpreps representing. @david6glidden with the TD - via @SportsCenter LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 12:22:31 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Here's video of Stillwater's Brandon Prather (@11_Prather) from last night's scrimmage in Norman #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Aug. 30 2014 12:22:26 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Here's @NewsOKPhoto's gallery from both Top of the World scrimmage and All-City Preview #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 11:20:11 PM CST High school football: Douglass wins All-City Preview LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:26:28 PM CST Douglass wins the All City preview 21-0 over John Marshall #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:18:48 PM CST Pick 6 for Dameko Doddles and Douglass is up 21-0 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:16:42 PM CST Anthony Jackson with two strong runs, the second for a TD. Douglass up 14-0 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 09:03:31 PM CST Douglass punches one in right before half for a 7-0 lead on John Marshall #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:32:38 PM CST Star Spencer takes third at the All City Preview, 16-8 over Centennial #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:17:56 PM CST Centennial on the board, 73-yd TD toss from Brandon Barnes to Cory Morgan. Star leads 16-8 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 08:05:19 PM CST Pick 6 for Star Spencer by Jordan Tisdale for a 16-0 lead at the half #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 07:57:07 PM CST Star Spencer takes an 8-0 lead on Centennial in the first half #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 07:48:09 PM CST Star Spencer and Centennial about to start the third place game #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Aug. 29 2014 07:47:22 PM CST @sirjkt405 haha I’m on the sidelines. Don’t get to watch down here during the season