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The Fargo Shanley scoreboard memorializes Nick Bailey prior to the start of Friday's game against Wahpeton. Bailey, a sophomore football player for the Deacons, died Tuesday at his home. His funeral was Friday, the same day that the Deacons took the field to face the Huskies. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

'No tears, just sweat': Parents of deceased Shanley player encourage Deacons to go out and have fun

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Paul and Kara Bailey delivered a pregame message to the Fargo Shanley football team in an end zone Friday night at Sid Cichy Stadium.


"Go out there and have some fun," Kara said. "Nick wanted you to have fun. No tears, just sweat."

"That's really all we have to say," Paul added.

It was a difficult day for everyone.

Paul and Kara's son, Nick, a sophomore football player at Shanley, was buried Friday.

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