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.


  • Douglass defense overpowers Lone Grove

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Lone Grove came into Friday night’s Class 3A second-round playoff game averaging 408 yards of total offense and 37 points per game, but the numbers didn’t frighten the Douglass defense. The Trojans allowed just 211 yards in a 33-0 shutout at Lone Grove to advance to the quarterfinal round, where Douglass will host top-ranked Locust […]

  • High school football: Tulsa Union dominates Mustang, guarantees 19th straight east-side Class 6A champion

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TULSA UNION 52, MUSTANG 7 — Once again, the champion for the state’s largest class will come from the Tulsa area. After Union’s dismantling of Mustang on Saturday, the Redskins will face off against two-time defending champion Jenks on Dec. 5 for the Class 6A-I title.

  • McAlester football: Dalton Wood accounts for five TDs as McAlester rips Del City

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Wood guided the Buffs to touchdowns on all eight offensive series he played, putting the game away early.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Second Round of the Playoffs

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Friday's top games, including Heritage Hall-Plainview, Del City-McAlester and Tulsa Washington-Lawton.

  • High school football: Five minute guide to Friday night football

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The Feature Presentation No. 5 Guthrie (10-1) at No. 2 Skiatook (10-1) The plot: The defending Class 5A champion visits the biggest surprise team in the class. After going 4-7 last year, Skiatook was No. 20 in The Oklahoman’s preseason rankings and slowly worked its way into the top 10. Then, an upset of McAlester in October vaulted them into the top five, and eventually up to the No. 2 spot behind Lawton MacArthur. Starring: Idae Alexander and L’liott Curry have given Guthrie dangerous running and receiving threats, and both know what it takes to win in the playoffs after playing key roles on last year’s title team. Skiatook relies heavily on running back Kyle McLaughlin, who is averaging 200 yards per game as a

  • Friday Night Lights: Andy Collier was the quiet leader of the 1995 state champion Midwest City Bombers

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Then a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback, Collier completed 11 of 14 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-14 win over Putnam City North in the 1995 title game. It was the last time a west-side team won the big school state title.

  • High school football: Predictions for week 2 of the playoffs

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 72-16 (81.8 pct) Overall record: 1,511-335 (81.9 pct.

  • Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage. Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma. A safety for the Wolves this past season, Bundage was one of the team’s leading tacklers and playmakers with 81 tackles and one interception. He missed one game with a concussion. His first offer recently came from Tulsa at linebacker, a position many feel will be a better fit for him at the collegiate level. Bundage is the younger brother of Cayman Bundage, a former standout offensive lineman at Douglass who is playing for Arizona.

  • Class 3A playoffs: Kingfisher meets Seminole for fourth time in 24 months

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Fourth-ranked Kingfisher will face fifth-ranked Seminole for the third consecutive year in the postseason when the teams square off in a Class 3A second-round playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Seminole.

  • Class 6A-I football final set for H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Mustang will be making its third trip to the Tulsa area in the last five weeks when it faces Tulsa Union at Tulsa University’s Chapman Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Class 6A-I semifinals. And the Broncos are hoping for the chance to add a fourth Tulsa trip. The Tulsa World reported Tuesday that Chapman Stadium will be the site of the 6A-I championship game, set for Friday, Dec. 5, following the Thanksgiving bye week. The Mustang-Union winner will face the winner of the other semifinal game between Jenks and Owasso, which will be played Friday night at Chapman Stadium. The OSSAA’s five-year contract to hold the 11-man state championship games at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater expired after the 2013

  • High school football: Shawnee goes as quarterback John Jacobs goes

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    With Jacobs back in healthy form, Shawnee’s offense has averaged 47.0 points per game the last four weeks, including a 63-47 road win at Coweta to open the Class 5A playoffs last Friday.

  • High school notebook: Durant coach parodies 'Shake It Off' after firing

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Byron Cordell and his family recorded a parody to Taylor Swift’s Billboard Top 100 song “Shake It Off” as a comeback and posted it on YouTube over the weekend. You can watch the video at NewsOK.com/Varsity.

  • The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Deer Creek-Lamont, Thackerville earn spots in the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    For the last couple of weeks, it began to look like the Class C playoffs could be one of the most intriguing from an upset perspective. And it held true, with two road wins and four top-10 teams going down in the opening round. Deer Creek-Lamont, which has been in and out of the poll all […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Weleetka moves up after road win

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The first round of the Class B playoffs went mostly as expected, with Weleetka pulling off the only road win, at Oaks. Having played one of the toughest schedules in the class, the 8-3 Outlaws moved into the top 10 a couple weeks ago, and reached the eighth spot this week. Considering every other team […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Minco earns spot in top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Minco pulled off the biggest road win of the opening round of the playoffs in any class, defeating Healdton 49-13 Friday night. And with seven of its 10 games being played against playoff teams, Minco’s good wins against a strong schedule has earned the Bulldogs a spot in the top 10 this week. Morrison didn’t do […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Wins all around, but big matchups loom

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Home field was the most valuable in Class 2A, where 15 of the 16 hosts won their first-round games.  That included every team in the top 10, so there’s no movement this week. With two matchups pairing ranked opponents in the second round — Christian Heritage at Davis and Lindsay at Hennessey — next week’s […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: One-loss Lone Grove enters the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    For much of the season, Lone Grove has been right on the fringe of The Oklahoman’s Class 3A top 10. With their playoff victory over Jones, coupled with Bethany’s upset loss to Cushing, the Longhorns find themselves in the poll this week at No. 9. Lone Grove gets a quick chance to prove itself as […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Upset wins bring Weatherford, Clinton back to the top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    It’s been a strange year for a couple of Western Oklahoma powers. Weatherford began the year viewed as a middle-of-the-pack Class 4A team, but rose into the top 10 with a strong start. But a few rough weeks in October dropped Weatherford out of the top 10. Clinton, going through an August coaching change, got […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Del City returns to the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    A three-game losing streak that began in Week 2 sent Del City tumbling out of The Oklahoman’s Class 5A top 10 early in the season, and not much had been heard from the Eagles until their upset of Deer Creek last Friday night. The 28-27 victory, behind a two-point conversion with 12 seconds left, boosted […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Sand Springs reaches highest ranking this season

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Sand Springs entered the season at No. 10 in The Oklahoman’s Class 6A-II rankings, then moved to No. 9 for a couple weeks, and to No. 7 for a few more. It wasn’t until the final week of October that the Sandites reached the top five, and after their 29-28 upset of Midwest City last […]




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Scott Wright Today at 1:08 PM RT @NewsOKSports: .@GrantMartin15 @ConnorMcG15 headline Little All-City football first team: LINK #okpreps LINK
Scott Wright Today at 1:07 PM RT @HSVarsity: Check out @TheOklahoman's Big All-City first team, featuring @CSG_11 @LliottCurry @CoachDombek: LINK #okpr…
Scott Wright Sun, Dec. 21 2014 06:54:57 PM CST A look back at the best of the 2014 Oklahoma high school football season LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 09:06:47 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West falls to Redundo Union in the Tarkanian Classic championship. 66-51 @tarkclassic @HoopInsider @ScottWrightOK @…
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 06:37:53 PM CST Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Sat, Dec. 20 2014 01:01:42 AM CST #okpreps “@DedrianParmerSr: PC West buzzer beater vs Bishop Gorman in OT in semis LINK #tarkclassic #GoPatz #takestate”
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:52:11 PM CST RT @bbooker88: @ScottWrightOK Very impressive win they have two 7 footers that are probably the best big men in the country
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:26:16 PM CST Class 3A football championship notebook: Heritage Hall's Andy Bogert goes out with gold ball LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:16:49 PM CST @Braden_Gammon I'll be there
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:11:51 PM CST @Braden_Gammon Gorman had a huge size advantage against PCW tonight. And D-I bigs. That's what's so impressive
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:09:52 PM CST @Braden_Gammon Mustang and Edmond Memorial both have a lot of talent, but the way PCW is playing right now, it'll be tough for anybody
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:06:58 PM CST That's a ridiculously impressive win for PC West. Bishop Gorman has been ranked as high as No. 15 nationally this year #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:03:23 PM CST RT @LLeggins: #PCWest Win! In OT vs. Bishop Gorman, NV 52-50 Going to Championship Game tomorrow #TarkClassic #OKPreps @TarkClassic http://…
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 11:02:49 PM CST RT @LLeggins: #PCWest Win! In OT vs. Bishop Gorman, NV #TarkClassic #OKPreps @PCWestInfo @Skordle @VYPEOK @TarkClassic LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 10:14:08 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West and Bishop Gorman in OT of semis #tarkclassic #GoPatz @ScottWrightOK @HoopInsider @NewsOKSports LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:35:09 PM CST Chargers ready to put these on #okpreps LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 09:32:29 PM CST RT @DedrianParmerSr: PC West leading Bishop Gorman 18-14 at half of semis #tarkclassic #GoPatz @ScottWrightOK @HoopInsider @NewsOKSports h…
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:53:52 PM CST Heritage Hall's Joe Wheeler (@OKCJoseph) just punted for the first time tonight. Read about him here LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Dec. 19 2014 08:15:37 PM CST Cushing pass incomplete in the EZ to end the half. HH leads 27-7 #okpreps