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.


  • The Oklahoman's Scott Wright discusses Edmond North on the rise, Kingfisher reloading and more on the Tulsa Sports Animal

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Big wins by teams like Edmond North and Kingfisher, along with the shuffling atop the Class 6A-II rankings were a hot topic on high school sports talk radio over the weekend. I got the opportunity to be a guest on the High School Roundup Saturday afternoon on the Tulsa Sports Animal to discuss those topics […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Blanchard makes a move with win over Tuttle

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    With wins by nine of the top 10 teams in Class 3A, there wasn’t much movement in the rankings after one week of play. Blanchard managed to move up one spot with its win over Tuttle (No. 6 in the 4A preseason poll). And Berryhill jumps into the top 10 after taking down Class 4A […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Wagoner up, Woodward out of the top 10

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    With three losses to teams in the preseason top five, the Class 4A poll saw the biggest shakeup after Week 1 of the high school football season. Wagoner, with a solid win over Coweta (No. 11 in the 5A preseason poll), jumps from seventh to second in this week’s rankings. Ada’s loss to Ardmore (No. […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Tulsa Edison, Ardmore move into the top 10

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    There wasn’t any movement in the majority of the Class 5A top 10 this week, but a couple new teams debuted in the bottom of the poll. Tulsa Edison, with its win over Tulsa Kelley, takes the No. 9 spot Kelley had been holding. And Ardmore, on the strength of its win over an Ada team previously […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: A new No. 1 entering Week 2

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    With its road win over preseason No. 1 Midwest City, Tulsa Washington overtakes the No. 1 spot in Class 6A Division II. Lawton holds its spot at No. 2 after defeating Salina, Kan. Central, and Choctaw moves up to No. 4 after a big win at Sapulpa. With its 48-27 win over Tulsa East Central, […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Edmond Memorial, North move up heading into Week 2 showdown

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The second of three Edlam battles is on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season, and both teams involved — Edmond Memorial and Edmond North — moved up in the Class 6A Division I poll after wins over ranked opponents in the opening week. Edmond Memorial downed Southmoore 20-0 to move up a […]

  • High school football notebook: Moore's Josh Detweiler impressive in first start

    BY TRENT SHADID, SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    In his first high school start, Detweiler was 15-of-29 passing for 243 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions fell to the No. 4 Jaguars 49-20.

  • High school football doubleheader in Choctaw a big hit

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Victory Christian defeated Jones 37-20 in the opening game, and Davis topped Vian 20-6 in the main event of the TotallyTickets.com Kickoff Classic at Choctaw’s Bill Jensen Field .

  • Class 2A No. 1 Davis shuts down No. 2 Vian

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Class 2A’s top-ranked Wolves scored three first-quarter touchdowns, and the defense finished the job for a 20-6 win over second-ranked Vian in the inaugural TotallyTickets.com Kickoff Classic at Choctaw’s Bill Jensen Field. Vian was without starting quarterback/linebacker Rylee Simon, a Division I recruit.

  • Prep notebook: Children's Center Bowl between Bethany, Marlow sets fundraising record

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The fifth-annual Children’s Center Bowl turned out to be the best so far. In addition to the competitive game, with Bethany defeating Marlow 32-26 Friday night at SNU/Bethany Stadium, the game raised $12,715.51 for The Children’s Center, the most raised in the five-year history of the game. The money was raised by each school competing in a Penny War throughout the week, to go along with other donations at the stadium during the game. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany is a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital serving children with complex medical and physical disabilities. Patients from the hospital were in attendance Friday night, taking part in the pregame coin toss, the halftime

  • Millwood gets redemption with win over Star Spencer

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Last week in the All-City Preview, Millwood couldn’t find its way into the end zone against Star Spencer, ultimately losing the scrimmage. So Friday night’s kickoff return touchdown by D’Andre Mays to start the game was a big boost for the Falcons, on their way to a 36-24 win over rival Star Spencer. “That really […]

  • Putnam City North edges Putnam City in thriller

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Rod Richardson picked up the first big victory of his football coaching career, with Putnam City North holding on for a 28-26 win over rival Putnam City. But it didn’t come easy. PC scored a late touchdown on an interception return, but the potential game-tying two-point conversion failed. PC North quarterback Chase Sparks threw two […]

  • Tulsa Washington shuts down Midwest City with three fourth-quarter interceptions

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Hornets, ranked No. 3 in Class 6A-II, intercepted three Midwest City passes in the fourth quarter, with sophomore Kendall Sweet returning the last one 54 yards for a game-clinching touchdown in the 17-12 win over the top-ranked Bombers on Friday night at Rose Field.

  • Live coverage: Tulsa Washington at Midwest City

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Scott Wright and others provide coverage of the week's top game, Tulsa Washington at Midwest City.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Week 1

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Oklahoman's staff and others provide up-to-date coverage of Friday's Week 1 high school football games.

  • Norman North's John and Charlie Kolar connect in Timberwolves' win over rival Norman

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    John Kolar, the third-ranked Timberwolves’ senior quarterback who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-13 win, and a pair of those TD throws found their way into Charlie’s hands.

  • Former Oklahoma State star Rashaun Woods builds an all-star staff at John Marshall

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    By bringing in assistant coaches who have played in Division I and the NFL, Bears’ head coach hopes to strengthen his program.

  • Bethany's Chris Chamberlain, Mustang's Josh Cooper come back home to coach

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Chris Chamberlain hasn’t completely given up on an NFL playing career, but after missing the last two years with a knee injury, he knows his chances are dwindling. Chamberlain played four years with the St. Louis Rams, then was signed by the New Orleans Saints but tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth preseason game of the 2012 season.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Thursday, Week 1

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    It's officially high school football season! Join The Oklahoman writers and more from around the web as they deliver live coverage from Week 1 in Oklahoma prep football.

  • High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.




Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 30 2014 10:01:49 PM CST RT @oksportsexpress: Congrats to Edmond Santa Fe's @JoNahJohnson14 who picked up a Texas hoops offer ! #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 30 2014 09:53:24 PM CST Tre Evans is the son of former OU star Terry Evans #okpreps #OKState
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 30 2014 09:52:02 PM CST #OKState RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 G Tre Evans (@Trecarlton5 | PC West) has picked up an offer from Oklahoma State #TheWizardsWay #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 30 2014 09:50:12 PM CST RT @OklahomaWizards: 2016 SG Lindy Waters III (@LindyWatersIII | Norman North) has picked up an offer from Mercer #okpreps #TheWizardsWay
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 30 2014 07:37:27 PM CST RT @The1CoachSex: @DemecoWright @ScottWrightOK @JLMcCuistion Demeco Wright becomes the 6th MWC D player 2B offered! #WeRepTheDub #OBU http:…
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 07:53:51 PM CST High school notebook: J.P. Lewis, Gerard Giles guiding Western Heights' turnaround LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 04:11:13 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Unbeaten Cave Springs moves into top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 04:01:31 PM CST @TeamMcKinney it’s basically based on the fact that they beat Mustang and you guys lost to BTW. The other 3 games are pretty equal
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 03:24:29 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: No movement with big showdown looming LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 03:24:29 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: The week of the blowout LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 02:08:07 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Christian Heritage clinging to 10th spot LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 02:08:07 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: John Marshall, Spiro break into the top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 12:08:13 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Three new teams enter the poll LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 11:31:48 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Ardmore moves up after big win LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 10:24:02 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Picking the best one-win team LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 29 2014 09:14:36 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: The East keeps rising LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Sep. 28 2014 09:04:14 PM CST @keithsweat17 I haven’t seen them in person since the preseason do it’s hard for me to say. I don’t think they’re that far off tho
Scott Wright Sun, Sep. 28 2014 07:51:26 PM CST Wow. “@larriemoss: @jasonkersey @dalto_wood your article may have helped us figure out why my daughter has rapid heartbeats! Thank you!”
Scott Wright Sun, Sep. 28 2014 07:21:51 PM CST Stillwater football: QB Braxton Noble might have been something special for Stillwater LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sun, Sep. 28 2014 07:13:10 PM CST #okpreps MT @jasonkersey: Story on #Sooners commit @dalto_wood. Recruiting stalled after heart surgery 2 yrs ago: LINK