Hall of Fame Inductee:
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.