Scott Wright

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

  • 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


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High school notebook: Red Dirt concert Saturday to benefit Bridge Creek football

    By Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and Ed Godfrey | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Kevin Foster and the Travelers, led by former Bridge Creek football player Kevin Foster, will headline an outdoor concert called Red Dirt for Big Blue to benefit the Bridge Creek football team as it works to overcome the vandalism inflicted on its football fieldhouse earlier this month.

  • High school volleyball: A new volleyball champion is guaranteed this season

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    All three teams that won state titles last year — Edmond Santa Fe in Class 6A, Heritage Hall in 5A and Mount St. Mary in 4A — are back in pursuit of repeat titles. The new champ will be in Class 3A, which was created this season to help narrow the gap between the largest and smallest schools in last year’s Class 4A.

  • High school volleyball: Players to watch for the 2014 season

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Here are a few metro-area volleyball players to keep an eye on during the 2014 season: Gabby Helton, Sr., Heritage Hall: Helton brings experience along with Rachel Moore and Paige Miles as the Chargers chase a repeat in Class 5A. Sarah Jekel, Sr., Mount St. Mary: Jekel helped the Rockets to their first volleyball state title, and the athletic hitter is back for one last run. Hannah Rose Frohling, Jr., Edmond North: The Huskies’ best player hopes to have them back in the title hunt once again. Livi Schiffner, Sr., Edmond Memorial: Schiffner and fellow senior Kelsi Hughes provide guidance for a Bulldog team that is off to a strong start. Jordan Spence, Sr.

  • District A-5 football preview: Cashion's Dylan Kordeliski starting season healthy

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Dylan Kordeliski rushed for 1,444 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. Now that he’s healthy to start the season so far, he’s taking on more of a leadership role.

  • High school notebook: Choctaw to host Saturday doubleheader in Week 1

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Defending 2A champion and preseason No. 1 Davis will travel to Choctaw to meet second-ranked Vian on a neutral field. The game will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m., following another strong matchup between Class 3A No. 3 Victory Christian and Jones at 11 a.m.

  • Edmond Memorial takes volleyball title in Broken Arrow

    Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Edmond Memorial improved to 8-0 on the young volleyball season, sweeping its way to the championship at the Broken Arrow Tournament over the weekend. Memorial took out Tulsa Kelley in the title match, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23, getting 13 kills from sophomore Alli Evans, who was named tournament MVP. Bulldog seniors Kelsi Hughes and Livi […]

  • High school football: Experience of L'liott Curry, Idae Alexander shows for Guthrie

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Curry and running back Alexander each made big plays for the Guthrie offense, which showed some big-play potential. But Curry also saw plenty of room for growth, too.

  • High school football scrimmages: Big plays for Edmond Santa Fe

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Williams, Preston, Kay have big plays for Edmond Santa Fe A high school field-goal kicker can go through an entire career without the opportunity to attempt a last-minute, go-ahead field goal, but Edmond Santa Fe’s Cameron Kay got his shot in the first scrimmage of his senior season. Kay hit a line drive through the goal posts with 37 seconds left in Santa Fe’s 17-14 win over Norman North in a mini-game on Thursday night at Harve Collins Field in Norman. In fact, all of Santa Fe’s points came off big plays. Junior running back Darran Williams started the scoring with a 65-yard run on the third play of the game, and defensive back Ashton Preston jumped in front of a Norman North pass and returned it for a

  • High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.

  • High school notebook: Little Axe plans benefit for Bridge Creek

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Little Axe cheerleaders are planning a spaghetti supper prior to the football scrimmage between Little Axe, Bridge Creek and Southeast at Little Axe on Thursday night. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m., with proceeds going to the Bridge Creek football program. The team is still in the process of recovering from vandalism inside its fieldhouse that ruined or damaged thousands of dollars worth of equipment, electronics and other items. Just getting on the field for practice has been a challenge over the last 10 days. “We don’t have everything yet, but we have enough to get the kids out there without putting anybody in a 10-year-old helmet,” coach Greg Wallis said. “Cleanup is still continuing, but we just keep

  • High school football: Transition to new head coach has been easy for Putnam City North

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Last week, for the first time in 23 years, football practice opened at Putnam City North without Bob Wilson in charge, following the longtime coach’s retirement in April. But the appointment of Rod Richardson to fill his former boss’ shoes has made for an incredibly smooth transition.

  • High school notebook: Kelyn Hinds looking like old self for Guthrie

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    It appears he is fully healthy for his senior season. That could mean similar numbers to his sophomore season when he led the Bluejays in tackles.

  • High schools: Midwest City offense hopes to complement a stout defense

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Last season, the Bombers had some ups and downs but began to hit their stride late in the season. Now it’s time to prove they can keep it up.

  • High school notebook: Warren Wand's recruitment remains open

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand isn’t ready to say he’s verbally committed to Arkansas State. It was reported nearly two weeks ago by various media outlets that Wand had committed to the Red Wolves, but Memorial coach Justin Merideth told The Oklahoman on Friday that his star running back hasn’t made that decision, though one could come as early as next week. “He’s not ready to let anybody know,” Merideth said. Wand, who is No. 11 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, also has offers from New Mexico and Southern Mississippi. He rushed for 1,769 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, leading the Bulldogs to the Class 6A playoffs for the second straight season. But he’s also recovering from a

  • High school football: District 2A-2 preview: Millwood reloading after runner-up finish

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Darwin Franklin’s first season at Millwood presented one type of challenge, seeing how quickly he could integrate his philosophies into a senior-laden team. After finishing as the Class 2A runner-up and graduating several long-time starters on every level of the offense and defense, the Falcons pose a different coaching challenge in Franklin’s second year. Franklin will try to latch onto the experience of a small but talented senior class led by the likes of Sheldon Bulock and Andre Clanton, who will both play key roles at running back and linebacker. Micah Sanders, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, is one of the team’s most gifted athletes and will be used as a receiver and defensive back.

Scott Wright Today at 5:00 PM The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Today at 1:06 PM @Sooner_1867 always glad to help!
Scott Wright Today at 1:06 PM @ricklomenick my understanding is that it’s in the works
Scott Wright Today at 11:55 AM @Sooner_1867 The smallest 4A school is nearly twice as big as Millwood. They have an ADM of 260 kids 9-12
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 10:34:48 PM CST RT @Shadid13: Offensive firepower highlights showdown between Norman North (@NNFootball) and Westmoore (@WHSJagsFootball) #OKPreps LINK
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 09:31:58 PM CST RT @CourtsideFilms: Shake Milton Highlights @ EYBL Peach Jam VIDEO: LINK @insidethehall @InsideIndiana @ScottWrightOK
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 09:20:25 PM CST Guthrie football: Defense off to strong start LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 08:04:54 PM CST Brad Dalke bound for Scotland to compete in Junior Ryder Cup LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 04:40:20 PM CST @corneliusrneal haha I’m on the bandwagon now
Scott Wright Tue, Sep. 16 2014 02:18:41 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Oaks moves into the poll LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 09:06:44 PM CST High school football: Tony Mendoza is The Oklahoman's Player of the Week LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 07:15:58 PM CST High school notebook: Controversy resolved in Westmoore sign flap LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 05:57:53 PM CST John Marshall seeking first 3-0 start since 2009 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:02:39 PM CST @perryj74 whoops, you’re right. Thanks
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:00:20 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Mountain View-Gotebo, Waynoka enter the poll LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:35:40 PM CST @perryj74 I hear that.
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:31:19 PM CST @perryj74 haha it was a tricky week at the bottom of the top 10
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:21:08 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Gans moves into the poll LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:44:09 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Oklahoma Bible enters top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:27:33 PM CST @robbycharlton haha I look forward to seeing that D on Thursday