West grad headed to Naval Academy

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

After one year at a prep school, West Brunswick High School graduate Warren Fischer plans to continue his football career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Fischer graduated from West Brunswick in 2007 and is a postgraduate student at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pa.

He announced last week he will continue his academic and athletic career at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman is expected to play offensive tackle for the Midshipmen.

Fischer said he is looking forward to playing for Ken Niumatalolo, a former assistant head/offensive line coach for Navy who recently was named head coach.

“I’m excited to be a part of this team, which was No. 1 in run offense last year for the third year in a row,” Fischer said. “I enjoy playing on the offensive line and blocking the run.”

The Midshipmen finished 8-5 in 2007, have played in five consecutive bowl games and have led the nation in rushing in four of the last five years.

Fischer played on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights, who had a 3-6 season under coach Terry Karg.

Fischer was a major force on the defensive line with 48 total tackles, 10 solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

“He handled everyone who lined up opposite him when we were on offense, and he will be a great addition to the football program at the Naval Academy,” Karg said.

Fischer was a two-year varsity starter at West Brunswick. He helped lead the Trojans to a 6-6 record and the Brunswick County championship as a senior.

Fischer is the son of Henry and Mary Fischer of Shallotte. He plans to major in engineering.