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.


  • High school football: Tori Martin helps keep Pauls Valley in contention

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Panthers’ running back is The Oklahoman’s High School Football Player of the Week.

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Healdton cracks the top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Class A remains one of the most top-heavy classes in the state. Despite seeing one undefeated team fall on Friday, the class still has seven unbeatens. Central Sallisaw suffered its first loss, to Savanna, which is now 6-3 on the year. That dropped CS out of the poll this week, and opened a spot for Healdton, […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Christian Heritage remains in top 10 despite loss

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Christian Heritage hung tough with No. 2 Oklahoma Christian, and thus, didn’t drop far in this week’s rankings. The Crusaders moved from No. 7 to No. 9 this week, and with everyone else in the top 10 picking up victories, that was the only movement in the poll. Here’s The Oklahoman’s Class 2A top 10: Class […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Heritage Hall moves up, Purcell clinging to 10th spot

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Heritage Hall had the biggest win of the week in Class 3A, taking down defending champion Kingfisher. The win boosts Heritage Hall to No. 3 in this week’s poll and undefeated Berryhill moves up to No. 2. Meanwhile, Kingfisher falls to No. 5 Purcell fell in overtime to Seminole, yet remains in the poll at […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Poteau loses, moves up anyway

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The parity in Class 4A — No. 1 Anadarko being the exception — is making the rankings very difficult. Poteau lost to No. 2 Fort Gibson this week, but thanks to a couple of upsets to higher ranked teams, Poteau actually moves up a spot in this week’s poll. Cascia Hall and Sallisaw both return […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Deer Creek moves up again with showdown vs. Guthrie looming

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    There wasn’t much movement in the Class 5A rankings this week, though Deer Creek moved up one more spot with its sixth straight win. Since starting 0-3 against an all-6A schedule, the Antlers suddenly find themselves in the hunt for the District 5A-2 title with Friday’s game against visiting No. 1 Guthrie ahead. Shawnee and Carl […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Lawton moves up, has chance to clinch district Friday

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    With its nail-biting 24-22 win at Midwest City on Friday night, Lawton High moves up in this week’s Class 6A-II rankings. The 8-1 Wolverines move from fourth to second in the poll this week, with Bixby (also 8-1) hanging onto the No. 1 spot. Midwest City drops to No. 4, and the Bombers become big […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Top 10 poll as chaotic as playoff scenarios

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Figuring out who is going to make the playoffs in Class 6A-I-1 might require an advanced degree, and trying to rank the top 10 teams in 6A-I is just about as difficult. Outside of the top five, no team has thoroughly established itself, and many of them have beaten some of the others in the […]

  • Texas Motor Speedway notebook: Jimmie Johnson's win spoils opportunity for Chase racers

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Already eliminated from the Chase, Johnson took away an opportunity for one of the Chasers to secure one of the four spots in the championship race at Miami in two weeks.

  • Texas Motor Speedway: Postrace brawl overshadows Jimmie Johnson's win at Texas 500

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    The fireworks on pit road immediately after the race had everyone’s eyes, with Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon, along with several of their crew members, brawling because of a late-race wreck that had a major impact on the Chase standings.

  • High school notebook: Mustang's Geoff Hightower commits to West Texas A&M

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    The Mustang basketball team has been drawing plenty of attention from college recruiters, and forward Geoff Hightower became the first Bronco to verbally commit.

  • Top 10 Oklahoma high school football games of Week 10

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Nearly every class has at least one game in which both teams involved are still alive for a district title, leaving more big games than can fit on the top 10 list. In addition, Casady is playing for the Southwest Preparatory Conference title in Dallas on Saturday. Here are the top 10 games of Week 10: No. 1: Guthrie (9-0, 6-0) at Deer Creek (6-3, 6-0) No. 2: Hennessey (8-1, 5-0) at Chisholm (8-1, 5-0) No. 3: Bethany (7-1, 5-0) at John Marshall (8-1, 4-1), Saturday No. 4: Ada (8-1, 6-0) at Harrah (6-3, 5-1) No. 5: Eufaula (8-1, 5-0) at Roland (8-1, 4-1) No. 6: Casady (8-2) vs. Dallas Episcopal (8-2), Saturday at Dallas Jesuit No. 7: Healdton (8-1, 5-0) at Ringling (7-1, 5-0) No. 8: Davis

  • NASCAR: Kyle Busch gives Joe Gibbs' team 100th Nationwide win

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The win was Kyle Busch’s seventh at Texas, more than any driver in any series. And it was his 70th career Nationwide win in 294 races.

  • NASCAR: Matt Kenseth to start on pole at Texas

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Sitting in the middle of the pack among the eight drivers still in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Matt Kenseth will start from the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth ran a qualifying lap of 27.095 seconds, or 199.299 miles per hour, on Friday to win the pole for the first time in 25 career races at TMS. The Chase competition should be strong from the start, with six of the eight Chase drivers starting near the front. Only Denny Hamlin (20th) and Brad Keselowski (26th) will start outside the top 11 spots. VISION RACING SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CRAWFORD LEGACY FOUNDATION The Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation was on special display during the Nationwide O’Reilly Auto Parts

  • Collected Wisdom: NASCAR analyst, former driver Dale Jarrett

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staf Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Dale Jarrett has followed his father Ned Jarrett’s career path seemingly every step, into NASCAR racing, to winning a championship, to the broadcast booth and to the Hall of Fame. Now, Dale Jarrett is working as an analyst for ESPN, which is in the final year of its broadcasting contract with NASCAR. He’ll be at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 which begins at 2 p.m. Dale Jarrett says seeing his father go into the Motorsports Hall of Fame was the happiest moment of his life, even ahead of his own induction. Of course, the younger Jarrett nearly passed up on a racing career all together.

  • NASCAR: A closer look at where each of the eight Chase drivers stands

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The AAA Texas 500 is the second of three races in the eliminator round, meaning Sunday is key for drivers hoping to position themselves to advance to the one-race finale in Miami in two weeks.

  • High school notebook: Perkins knocks off Lindsay in overtime

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Perkins coach Bruce Williams joked Friday’s 59-57 overtime victory over Lindsay was reminiscent of Oklahoma’s win in West Virginia in which the Sooners allowed 778 yards of offense and still won the game.

  • Xavier Mason powers Douglass' defensive effort in shutout of Blanchard

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Douglass needed a win over Blanchard on Friday to keep itself in the running for home playoff berth, and the defense led the charge. The Trojans pitched a shutout against last year’s Class 3A runner-up in a 27-0 win. Xavier Mason led the way for Douglass with eight solo tackles, six assists, three sacks, a […]

  • Lawton football: Caitlyn Cox field goal lifts Lawton over Midwest City

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Lawton and Midwest City spent Friday night battering each other in a brutally physical high school football game, yet it was Cox, a 5-foot-10, 142-pound junior kicker whose 32-yard field goal gave fourth-ranked Lawton a huge 24-22 win over the third-ranked Bombers at Rose Field.

  • Auto racing: New Chase format has increased drivers' intensity

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    From his current seat in the ESPN analysts’ booth, Dale Jarrett is enjoying the excitement and intensity of NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format. But Jarrett admits if he was back in his old seat — the one behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car — he might not be enjoying it quite so much.




Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 25 2014 08:05:49 PM CST Deer Creek's Wyatt Bradbury receives special honor LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 25 2014 08:05:49 PM CST Cushing football: Tigers rolling through playoffs LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 25 2014 03:02:45 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Great read: @JenniCarlson_OK on Crossings Christian's @agoldball & Christian Osterhout on football as family #OKpreps http:…
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 25 2014 03:02:16 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Still time to vote in @TheOklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll. Poll closes at 4 p.m.: LINK
Scott Wright Tue, Nov. 25 2014 02:42:57 PM CST Someone around here shoulda grabbed this guy. “@ldavis1058: @ScottWrightOK LINK
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 07:20:54 PM CST @Kaderaid_ yes. Who you think should be ahead of them?
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 07:15:48 PM CST @Kaderaid_ yes, at Davis
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 07:06:08 PM CST High school notebook: Quan Hogan, Keaton Torre among Oklahomans on ESPN list LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 07:06:07 PM CST Baylor offers Ringling's Riley Daniel LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 06:32:51 PM CST Choctaw's Jonah Llanusa recovering well from surgery LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 04:44:27 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: Top teams keep winning LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 04:44:26 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class C rankings: Poll holds steady after four second-round blowouts LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 04:44:26 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class B rankings: Only unbeaten teams remain LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 03:00:54 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Top teams keep winning LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 03:00:53 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Thomas finally takes No. 1 spot, Hominy enters the top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 03:00:53 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Cushing cracks the top 10 LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 12:11:04 PM CST The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Fort Gibson overtakes top spot as semifinals approach LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 11:35:57 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Top four hold their spots heading into semifinals LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 10:18:10 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: No. 1 Bixby, No. 2 Lawton will meet for title LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Mon, Nov. 24 2014 09:34:31 AM CST The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Union, Jenks set up for 1-vs.-2 rematch LINK #okpreps