Hall of Fame Inductee - John Fischer
Playing basketball and football at Quincy High has been a goal for
many---a reality for few. John Fischer was one who experienced reality
at a very early age. Fischer was an impact player his junior year,
scoring 330 points and teaming up with sophomore Bumpy Nixon to lead
Howard Dewell's Devils to a mark of 20-10 and a berth in the Illinois
Sweet Sixteen. Fischer shared the role of team captain his senior year
and added 370 points to his career total while leading the Blue Devils
in scoring. And while he was a force on the hardwood, Fischer was a
load on the gridiron. As a senior he scored 14 of the Blue Devils' 20
touchdowns in leading QHS to a record of 7-1 in 1959 earning the team's
Most Valuable Player award. Sought after by many schools, Fischer
attended Montana State College on a basketball scholarship. He later
played both basketball and football while attending Northeast Missouri
State College. Fischer stayed close to the game after joining the Air
Force, serving as a coach for the base youth program. Fischer has been
with McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing Company for the past 35 years and during
that time he's been active in both basketball and softball. He has
participated in the Senior Olympics and Missouri Show Me Games. John
and his wife Carol have 2 children and are the grandparents of six.
They reside in the St. Louis area.
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