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.


  • High school volleyball: Looks are deceiving when it comes to Deer Creek

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Antlers’ record might not be good, but playing some of the toughest teams in Class 6A will prepare them for the Class 5A state playoffs.

  • High school athletes of the week: Tuttle's Hannah Morris, CHA's Logan Ross among week's standouts

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Morris has been the table-setter for the Tigers, scoring 13 runs since Sept. 22 and raising her batting average from .453 to .461. During that span, the No. 1-ranked Tigers won seven of their eight games.

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: John Marshall, Spiro break into the top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Through three weeks, John Marshall had shown that it was significantly improved from a year ago. But in Week 4, the Bears made a statement. With their 24-21 win over Blanchard — the Class 3A champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013 — the Bears let the 3A world know that they’re for real. Spiro […]

  • High school notebook: J.P. Lewis, Gerard Giles guiding Western Heights' turnaround

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Western Heights enters the fifth week of the football season looking to improve to 4-1 when it faces Southeast at Star Spencer’s Twidwell Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets, under first-year coach Justin Mayhew, are coming off their first loss, 37-22 to Carl Albert last week, ending a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 171-8. Running back Gerard Giles is averaging 15.8 yards per carry, with 665 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on just 43 carries. Quarterback J.P. Lewis has completed 77 percent of his passes for 701 yards and 13 touchdowns with just one interception. Rudy Thompson and Kevin Rassett each have five touchdown receptions.

  • The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Unbeaten Cave Springs moves into top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Cave Springs seems to be enjoying its new life in Class C. After going 3-7 a year ago in Class B, Cave Springs needed only four weeks to surpass that win total in Class C. At 4-0, and with a win over a previously ranked Thackerville squad last Friday, Cave Springs moves into the Class […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: No movement with big showdown looming

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Week 4 offered nothing to impact the Class B rankings, but Week 5 certainly could. No. 1 Laverne visits No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter Friday night in a game that will impact the district race and potentially give us a glimpse of the state title chase. A few teams — most notably, Merritt — are making a […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: The week of the blowout

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The top 10 teams in Class A won their Week 4 games by a total of 534-72. The closest game of the bunch was Thomas’ 43-13 win over Hooker, and the biggest blowout went to Cashion and it’s 82-0 win over Crescent. With that, there were no changes in The Oklahoman’s Class A poll heading […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Christian Heritage clinging to 10th spot

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    After a game-winning field goal helped Christian Heritage survive with a 51-50 win over Luther, the Crusaders find themselves clinging to the No. 10 spot in this week’s Class 2A rankings. But CHA’s grasp on the 10th slot isn’t incredibly strong, considering the glut of 4-0 and 3-1 teams building a case for a spot in […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Three new teams enter the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    So far this season, the Class 4A rankings have had the most fluctuation from week to week, and the latest poll was no different. Three teams that were unranked a week ago – Weatherford, Metro Christian and Oologah — unseated three top 10 regulars. Wagoner, Sallisaw and Clinton dipped out of the poll this week to make […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Picking the best one-win team

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Deciphering the top 10 in Class 6A Division II isn’t easy right now, considering only eight teams in the class have more than one win. So the ninth and 10th spots are guaranteed to go to teams with 1-3 records, and comparing those teams can be a challenge. For this week, Ponca City and Lawton […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: The East keeps rising

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Putnam City gave Jenks a scare for 2 1/2 quarters, but otherwise it was a dominant week for the East in four matchups with Westside teams. Owasso showed off the strength of its defense yet again, and proved that it can put up some points, too, in a 45-20 win over Norman North. The win further […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Ardmore moves up after big win

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    No team in Class 5A had a more resounding start to the district season than Ardmore, which thumped Del City 63-26 on Friday night. And for their efforts, the Tigers find themselves in the top five this week, jumping over Carl Albert and Pryor. Otherwise, there was little movement in the poll, though a few […]

  • Stillwater football: QB Braxton Noble might have been something special for Stillwater

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The Pioneers quarterback is done with football after suffering a dislocated shoulder, torn knee ligament and another severe shoulder injury during his three-year varsity career.

  • Week 5's top 10 high school football games: Midwest City-Stillwater, Woodward-Newcastle among top matchups

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Week 5 of the high school football season features multiple games between highly ranked teams, highlighted by a big Class 6A Division II showdown, with Midwest City set to visit surging Stillwater on Friday night.

  • High school notebook: Deer Creek flourishes in second half of win over rival Piedmont

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    After Piedmont took an early lead, the Antlers responded with a strong second half in which quarterback Clayton Sims scored two touchdowns.

  • High school notebook: Southmoore gets first win under new coach Jeremy Stark

    By Trent Shadid, Scott Wright, and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The SaberCats are now facing their toughest stretch of schedule with No. 2-ranked Owasso next week and top-ranked Tulsa Union in Week 6.

  • Oklahoma Christian School football: Saints get landmark victory at Millwood

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Caleb Herrera had one of OCS’ three interceptions, all in the second half, as the Saints grabbed a valuable early win in District 2A-2.

  • Live coverage: High School Football Friday - Week 4

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers provide coverage from Friday's games, including Owasso-Norman North, Oklahoma Christian School-Millwood and Edmond Santa Fe-Edmond Memorial.

  • Mustang football: Despite slow start, Mustang beats Edmond North by 14

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Mustang players all had a different adjective to describe their team’s performance Thursday night.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Thursday, Week 4

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Follow our live coverage of Mustang-Edmond North, Norman-Westmoore and Thursday games from around the state with Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and more.




Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:11:25 PM CST Choctaw football: Yellowjackets have more goals to accomplish LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 08:32:49 PM CST Oklahoma State basketball: Putnam City West's Tre Evans commits to Cowboys LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 08:32:48 PM CST High school notebook: Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 06:29:19 PM CST RT @Trecarlton5: Great conversation with @ScottWrightOK everybody look out for the paper in the morning 🍊🔫
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 05:13:55 PM CST Tre Evans is a 6-2 junior guard, son of UCO coach and former Sooners sharpshooter Terry Evans #OKState #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 05:12:23 PM CST RT @ErikHorneOK: MT @ebosshoops: Former #okstate #okpreps guard Stevie Clark has left Indian Hills CC to pursue other opportunities.
Scott Wright Tue, Oct. 21 2014 05:12:10 PM CST Terry Evans says his son, PC West junior guard Tre Evans, has committed to #OKState #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 07:51:25 PM CST High school notebook: Lawton Mac quarterback Will Collins commits to Louisiana-Monroe LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 04:06:56 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Who can challenge the top contenders? LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 03:30:20 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Big win boosts Turpin into top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 02:52:09 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Central Sallisaw enters the poll LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 02:13:38 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Nowata moves into top 5 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 01:35:15 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Bethany moves in amid top 10 shuffling LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 01:27:43 PM CST @clint_hunt22 Fortunately we get to find out on the field who deserves to be No. 2.
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 01:25:11 PM CST #okpreps RT @willdenzil: Truly blessed to announce that I will be committing to THE University of Lousianna Monroe. #TalonsOut...
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 01:22:49 PM CST @clint_hunt22 And MWC lost to the No. 1 team in 6A-II by 5. BTW is clearly a better team than Mac right now.
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 01:19:58 PM CST @clint_hunt22 They both have a case for No. 2. Lawton's loss is worse than MWC's. But they play in 2 weeks, so it's gonna work itself out
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 12:20:53 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Sallisaw returns to the poll, Weatherford into top 5 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 11:40:34 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Choctaw moves up with Midwest City showdown looming LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Oct. 20 2014 11:40:34 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: A new No. 1 LINK #okpreps