The trio was entering a farm and home store in rural Dubois County, which is in the southern part of Indiana, when they heard an accident.
When the boys reached the scene, they found a burning, overturned truck with three people trapped inside. They helped the driver escape, who grabbed his three-year-old daughter, but the driver’s wife remained trapped.
After recruiting two other bystanders, Fischer, Kempf and Knust flipped the burning vehicle over and rescued the woman.
What do they credit these feats of strength to?
Playing football. Although you wouldn’t know it by looking at them, they’re linemen on the Forest Park (Ind.) High football team.
“We’re football players and I knew we could do it,” Fischer told the Dubois County Herald.
Added Kempf: “We had to flip the truck over. It was just a midsize truck.”
The family in the accident sustained only minor injuries.
Sometimes it pays to be a farm boy.