Posted On: 09/2/21 4:00 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at what some of the standout basketball players around the state did on the football field during the opening of the high school season last weekend.

Always Wright Always Wright 6'3" | SG Joplin | 2022 State MO (Joplin): The senior quarterback completed 24 of 31 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles dramatic 41-40 victory over rival Webb City: The 6'3" Wright is an All-State shooting guard for Joplin who has scholarship offers in both sports.

Arhmad Branch (Festus): The junior wide receiver had five receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers' victory over Ste. Genevieve. The 5'11" Branch was an All-State point guard last season as a sophomore.

Ryan Schwendeman Ryan Schwendeman 6'4" | SF St. Dominic | 2022 State MO (St. Dominic): The 6'4" 240-pound senior tight end had two receptions for 45 yards and scored on a 66-yard touchdown run in the Crusaders' victory over St. Charles West. Schwendeman is a stud performer in both sports.

Cole Rickermann Cole Rickermann 6'2" | SG Festus | 2022 State MO (Festus): The senior quarterback completed 17 of 29 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers' victory over Ste. Genevieve. Rickermann was also an All-conference shooting guard for the Tigers.

Mason Rumsey Mason Rumsey 6'3" | SG Lafayette County | 2022 State MO (Lafayette County): The senior receiver

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