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Edmond North football player dies one day after suffering broken leg

BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, Modified: October 13, 2011 at 10:56 am •  Published: October 13, 2011
There were also counselors visiting students at Edmond Santa Fe High School, which Smith attended his freshman year.

Smith was raised by his grandparents in Carney. The family moved to Edmond a year ago, and Smith attended Edmond Santa Fe as a freshman. He transferred to Edmond North before this school year.

The Edmond North football booster club set up a fund to help the family with burial costs at the Citizens Bank branch on Coffee Creek Road.

“That really is their most immediate need,” Parks said. “We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of support.”

The district will hold a moment of silence for Smith before Thursday night’s U.S. Grant-Edmond Santa Fe football game at Wantland Stadium.

There will also be a moment of silence before Edmond North’s game against Westmoore on Friday at Moore Stadium.

“He was a young boy that was just trying to enjoy life,” Lively said.

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How to help

The Edmond North football booster club set up a fund at the Citizens Bank branch on Coffee Creek Road to help Ryan Smith's family with burial costs. Donations to the fund can be sent to:

Ryan Smith Memorial Fund

Citizen's Bank

Attn: Coffee Creek Branch

P.O. Box 30

Edmond, OK 73083

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