Hall of Fame Inductee - 1974-75 Varsity Football Team
The first year the Illinois High
School Association sanctioned statewide
football playoffs, Quincy High
School was part of the mix.
The 1974 QHS team went 8-1 in
the regular season, won the Western
Big Six Conference championship
for the third time in four years and
earned a first-round playoff date with
perennial powerhouse East St. Louis.
A 34-21 loss to the Flyers, a team
that featured NFL Hall of Famer
Kellen Winslow and finished as the
Class 5A state runner-up, couldn’t
diminish what the Blue Devils
Running back Darrell Douglas,
who rushed for 1,005 yards and 10
touchdowns, was named MVP and
earned a scholarship to Purdue.
Dan Von Holt was named the
most valuable lineman, and Gordon
Willis earned the Golden Helmet
The Blue Devils were coached by
Bill Gross and a staff that included
future QHS head coaches Jim Schultz
and Paul Koscielski.
The 1974 Season
QHS 30, East Moline 7
QHS 7, Alton 6
QHS 23, Moline 7
QHS 14, Champaign Central 0
QHS 26, Galesburg 12
Alleman 13, QHS 6
QHS 28, Burlington 14
QHS 15, Rock Island 6
QHS 18, Hannibal 7
East St. Louis 34, QHS 21
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