"I was the first player to get a broken bone on Memorial Field," Scherer chuckled. "It happened right in front of my parents who typically never came to my games because they were working."
Scherer's father Leo worked as a butcher at The Market House in Dayton and his mother Beatrice worked in a Dayton factory that made carbine rifles.
Scherer didn't just play sports at Butler, he also covered them and penned a number of articles as the school reporter for the Butler Aviator, the high school's newspaper.
After graduation Scherer went to work for his father at the butcher shop but soon left to work for Board of Education President Russell Stoner, who also owned and operated a fruit farm. That fruit farm is known today as Monnin's Fruit Farm.
From there Scherer spent time working at Elder’s (Known as Elder-Beerman today), was a meat packer at Focke's and went on to begin a career at Fridgidaire.
He married his high school sweetheart Frances Jean Stutelberg (Class of 1947) in 1950 and that same year was drafted into the Korean War. Scherer would spend the next two years in Korea before returning to Frigidaire, where he would work for the next 25 years.
After Fridgidaire Scherer worked for the Rescue Squad in Butler Township, at which time was located in the building across from Murlin Heights Elementary. Scherer would earn the rank of Lieutenant during his time at the department.
It was in talking about his time with the Rescue Squad that Scherer shared an interesting fact about the department's transportation.
"Our rescue ambulance was Morton Funeral Home's hearse," recalled Scherer.
At 40 years old Scherer took on his next adventure, changing careers and moving on to the Sheriff's office, where he would work for the next 25-years.
His wife Fran passed away in 1976, and he later remarried Martha Imwalle. The couple has been married for over 35 years.
For Scherer, life has been good and filled with many blessings along the way.
He has two children from his marriage to Fran, nine step-children and over 100 grandchildren. Five of the children graduated from Butler through 1976 to 1988.
Granddaughter Brooke is currently a junior at Butler and plays soccer for the Aviators. Another granddaughter Madison graduated in 2016 and played volleyball and softball for Butler.