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.

  • Class 4A rankings: Cascia Hall knocks Tulsa McLain out of poll

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    A week after Cascia Hall got bumped out of the Class 4A rankings, it bounced right back in with a 48-44 win over Tulsa McLain. It was a strange couple of weeks for the Commandoes, scoring just three points in a loss to Catoosa, then putting up 48 against McLain. You could make a case for other teams like McLain, Catoosa or maybe Weatherford in the 10th spot ahead of Cascia, but Cascia's schedule has been tough, and they've held their own for the most part.

  • Class 5A rankings: Coweta making a case for the top 10

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    Coweta hasn't broken into the Class 5A top 10 just yet, but the Tigers are building quite a case for themselves. After starting the season 2-3, Coweta fell off the radar just a bit. But looking back, the Tigers' losses to 4A No. 1 Wagoner and 5A No. 4 McAlester certainly don't look horrible. The third loss came to a Kansas team, and out-of-state losses are always hard to judge the value of. Over the last three weeks, Coweta has thumped Pryor, Grove and Tulsa Edison -- not world-beaters, but a trio of teams with a combined winning percentage just below .500 for the season.  With the regular-season finale against No. 9 Tahlequah on Friday, Coweta gets the chance to prove its top 10 worth.

  • The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 10

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    The final week of the regular season is overflowing with playoff drama and district title battles. In fact, there's not enough room on The Oklahoman's list of top 10 games for Week 10 to hold all the games that involve two teams still in the hunt for a district crown. John Marshall at Bethany tops the list because of the weight of its impact District 3A-2. A five-way tie for the district's top spot is among the potential scenarios, meaning John Marshall and Bethany could either win the district or miss the playoffs entirely. John Marshall is the district champ with a victory at Bethany Friday, while Bethany needs to win by at least four points, paired with a Douglass win over Bridge Creek. Here are The Oklahoman's top

  • Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    Join The Oklahoman's Scott Wright at 11 a.m. to talk high school football in his weekly chat.

  • Class 6A-II rankings: Four teams with just four wins in this week's poll

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    With one week remaining in the regular season, five of the 15 teams in Class 6A-II have themselves a winning record.  The other 10, it remains up in the air. This week four teams in the top 10 rankings have just four wins this season. That includes Sand Springs, which had to forfeit two non-district games for using an ineligible player.  So we'll see how many teams are actually able to get past the .500 mark before it's all said and done.  Putnam City West's hopes of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1996 took a hit with a loss to previously winless Lawton Eisenhower, but the Patriots still have a shot.

  • Class 6A-I rankings: Upset of Owasso boosts Edmond North into poll

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    Edmond North has been on the outside looking in on the Class 6A-I top 10 all year. But as we enter Week 10, that has finally changed for the Huskies. Edmond North's 9-7 win over Owasso on Friday was just the boost it needed to jump into the top 10 this week, bumping Owasso out of the poll. One week after a huge shake-up in the 6A-I poll, the Edmond North-Owasso swap was the only significant movement.

  • High school football: Putnam City not waiting 'til next year for playoff shot

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    New coach Preston Pearson wasn’t about to let his first season as a head coach be a throwaway year in 6A-I.

  • High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios

    By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and

  • High school cross country: Tecumseh's Tesa Potter runs to title

    By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, | Updated: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    EDMOND — Just getting loose at the starting line before Saturday’s Class 5A state cross country meet, Tecumseh senior Tesa Potter was having some trouble with the wet course at Edmond Santa Fe High School. “I kept slipping. We were doing run-outs, and I almost fell on my butt,” Potter said. Yet once the starter’s pistol fired, Potter made her way around the course without any problems, winning the race in 19:21.2, which was 14 seconds ahead of Tulsa Kelley freshman Tess Crosley. “The last part of the race I heard everyone calling for (Crosley),” Potter said. “I knew I had to kick it into gear, but I couldn’t even feel anything. I was just going. “I

  • High school cross country: Norman North's Ean Beyer holds on for thrilling state championship win

    By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, | Updated: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    EDMOND — Before he reached the finish line, Norman North’s Ean Beyer had already given all he had. It was just enough for Beyer to hold off Jenks’ Matt Young at the finish line for one of the closest cross country state championship races in state history. Running at Edmond Santa Fe High School on Saturday, Beyer claimed the Class 6A boys title at 15:49.2, with Young at 15:49.4. Had the race been a few meters longer, Young might’ve made the pass. “It was a great race, probably one of the most even ever,” Beyer said. “He almost got me at the end because I had nothing left. That’s exactly how I wanted it to go, though. “Whether I won or lost, I wanted to know

  • High school football: Luther clinches district title with rout of Millwood

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Luther has grown up a lot since a 2-8 season in 2012. The Lions are now 9-0 and headed to the playoffs.

  • Live Coverage: Prep Football Week 9

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Follow live coverage of Week 9 of the high school football season with our prep coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Three things to know about Class 5A and 6A state cross country meets

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Class 5A and 6A meets will begin at 10 a.m., and though the rain is expected to move out before the starter’s pistol fires, Friday’s downpour will leave behind a muddy path to a state championship.

  • Mount St. Mary student initiates fundraiser for injured Bethany player

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Mount St. Mary football player Austin Copeland was in the stands at Blanchard last Friday when Bethany linebacker Hudson Haws made a lunging tackle attempt on a Blanchard ball-carrier. The contact of Haws’ helmet against the runner’s leg broke three vertebrae in Haws’ neck and back, and has since left him not knowing if he’ll walk again. Haws continues to show improvement at OU Medicine’s intensive care unit, though he remains paralyzed below the chest. What Copeland witnessed had a strong impact, and he came away wondering what he could do to help. “I’ve seen hard hits and injuries before, but seeing it that close, with that normal of a play, was hard to

  • Norman native Christopher Bell gets full-time ride in NASCAR Truck Series for 2016

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Christopher Bell’s first experience with the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series has gone well, with a win and a top-five finish among his first three starts. Now, Kyle Busch Motorsports is rewarding the 20-year-old Norman native with a full-time spot for the 2016 season. The organization announced Bell as one of two full-time drivers in their three-team operation for next season. Bell won his third career start, at Eldora Speedway in Ohio earlier this year. He earned a top-five finish at Iowa Speedway in his Truck Series debut in July. Growing up racing on Oklahoma dirt tracks like the I-44 Speedway, Bell began making his transition to pavement racing late last year, recording six victories in 19

  • OCA All-State volleyball team announced

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced the rosters for its All-State volleyball matches, to be held in late July in the Tulsa area: Large West: Samantha Bradley, Edmond Memorial; Elizabeth Cloe, McGuinness; Kaitlyn Dillon, Edmond Santa Fe; Samantha Ethridge, Edmond Santa Fe; Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North; MaryKate Gatewood, Edmond North; Skylar Hamlett, Heritage Hall; Christina Leija, Southeast; Paige Miles, Heritage Hall; Morgan Turner, Deer Creek. Large East: Lexi Gogets, Tulsa Kelley; Megan Patillo, Bixby; Sarah Bateman, Tulsa Washington; Taylan Nero, Tulsa Washington; Deanna Scheffler, Tulsa Edison; Anabella Pope, Jenks; Claire Farmer, Muskogee; Amanda Milnick, Tahlequah; Bre Atay, Tulsa Union; Sierra Holmes,

  • High school football: Putnam City stops Norman in overtime

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    On senior night at Putnam City, it was only fitting that a pair of seniors were in on the game-winning tackle that preserved the Pirates’ 28-21 overtime victory Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, while also keeping their playoff hopes alive.

  • Benefit lunch planned Sunday for injured Bethany player Hudson Haws

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Bethany Public Schools will host a benefit lunch to raise money for injured Broncho football player Hudson Haws on Sunday. Swadleys’ Bar-B-Q will serve lunch from 11 am.-2 p.m. Sunday inside the Bethany High School gym at 4500 N. Mueller. The gym entrance is on the north side of the school. The football team will be serving guests a meal for a cost of $7 that includes a barbecue sandwich, beans and potato salad. Drive-through and to-go meals will be available. All proceeds will go to the Haws family to help with his medical expenses. Haws is paralyzed below the chest following an injury in a football game last Friday that resulted in three broken vertebrae in his neck and back.

  • Updated list of high school football games being moved to Thursday because of impending weather

    scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    With meteorologists essentially guaranteeing heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday night, a few teams have decided to reschedule their games from Friday to Thursday. Do you know of a game that is being moved from Friday to Thursday? Please email information to Here is the full schedule of Thursday night games, with an asterisk noting the games that were originally scheduled for Friday, but have been moved: Class 6A *Midwest City at Lawton *Moore at Norman North, 7:30 p.m.

  • High school football: Jerry Kill had an impact on a young Mike Gundy at Midwest City

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Kill, who has spent the majority of his 32-year coaching career in the college game, got his start at Midwest City under legendary Bomber coach Dick Evans in the fall of 1984.

Scott Wright Today at 12:09 PM RT @michaelswisher: The Hollis at Cashion Class A quarterfinal has been moved to 1 pm Friday. #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 24 2015 08:25:29 PM CST Defending champion Mustang to open season in Arkansas #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 24 2015 10:53:21 AM CST RT @HudFund: Remember 10% of all day sales today at Alfredos in Warr Acres will go to HudFund. #PrayforHud #yumyum
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 11:36:50 PM CST High school football: McGuinness' Matt Chancellor earns Player of the Week selection with 322-yard pe... #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 09:06:17 PM CST High school notebook: Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 12:09:09 PM CST Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 10:54:18 AM CST Come join me for the #okpreps chat. Submit questions at the link below. I’ll start answering them at 11 am
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 10:21:35 AM CST @TD1_ERA at University of Tulsa on Dec. 4
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 23 2015 09:19:49 AM CST Power Lunch: Chat high school football with Scott Wright #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Nov. 22 2015 08:29:19 PM CST High school notebook: Davenport-Dewar Class B semifinal game moved to Beggs #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Nov. 21 2015 12:39:49 PM CST VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Nov. 21 2015 10:58:27 AM CST @tylerpanther I’ll stick with Locust but it’ll be a good game. Lone Grove can control the ball with the run game.
Scott Wright Sat, Nov. 21 2015 10:43:27 AM CST @tylerpanther no neutral sites until the semifinals.
Scott Wright Sat, Nov. 21 2015 01:08:34 AM CST High school football: McGuinness finds another miracle in 41-40 win over McAlester #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 11:05:45 PM CST RT @TimWillert1: Lenard Leviston connects with London Matthews in end zone, catch ruled out of bounds as time expires,Sulphurs wins 35-34.
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 11:02:37 PM CST RT @SuptSims: @ScottWrightOK This Minco Superintendent is one proud man of s great group of kids and coaches!!
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 10:42:34 PM CST McAlester FG is no good. McGuinness wins 41-40 #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 10:42:07 PM CST McAlester down to the McGuinness 23 with :01 left. FG try coming #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 10:38:38 PM CST McAlester has moved to the McGuinness 39 with :14 to go #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Nov. 20 2015 10:38:14 PM CST RT @ArklahomaPreps: 🏈#Roland 54 #VictoryChristian 21🏈 🌟 Player of the Game 🌟 Maybe the greatest athlete in #Roland history, @MannyBunch