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Funeral for Haughton football player Christian Smith set for Sept. 25 in the school’s gym

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Arrangements are set for the funeral of Haughton football player Christian Smith.

It will be Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Haughton High School gymnasium, according to a post on the Haughton High School Football Facebook page. Visitation begins at 10 a.m.

Smith, a senior defensive lineman, passed away suddenly Monday night.

According to a report on KTAL Channel 6, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is paying for the funeral. 

Prescott is a former Haughton star. He is a member of the Class of 2011. 

Haughton hosts Booker T. Washington on Friday night in its homecoming game. 

To honor Smith, the school is renaming the 50-yard line the 59-yard line for the remainder of the season. Smith’s jersey number was 59.

The numbers 5 and 9 in Haughton red outlined in white are painted on each side of the 50-yard stripe on both sides of the field.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Christian’s family with expenses. To view the GoFundMe, visit: https://gf.me/v/c/hqll/2fq7sx-help-with-funeral-expenses

Note: This story was reposted to correct the date of the funeral.

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