LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Lincoln County High School officials tell us Michael "Mickey" Goodwin died after a motorcycle crash in Garrard County Friday.
According to the Fayette County coroner, Goodwin died during surgery of multiple blunt force trauma.
On Friday evening, we spoke with those who knew and loved Mickey at the Bourbon County vs. Lincoln County football game.
It was a game about more than touchdowns and tackles, a game about more than punts and passes.
For those wearing red and white at Friday's football game between Lincoln and Bourbon County, this game was about the man missing from the sidelines--Lincoln County's Assistant Football Coach, Michael "Mickey" Goodwin.
"He meant a lot and not just to kids in the football program but there are other kids that he helped also," said Marvin Robinson, whose son is a senior on Lincoln's football team.
On Friday afternoon, just hours before the game was set to start, "Here we are two hours before kick off and we are trying to motivate our team and we get that terrible news," said Lincoln County Head Coach Mike Settles.
Police tell us Goodwin was riding his motorcycle down US-27 North in Garrard County when the car in front of him turned onto Jaycees Park Road.
At that point, we're told that Goodwin ran into that car and then hit a nearby guardrail.
Goodwin later died at UK Hospital, leaving a team and a community in shock.
"When it hit them like it hit me was at the end of this game. That's when we realized we aren't going to see Mickey Goodwin again," Coach Settles said.
Although Goodwin will no longer be seen standing on the sidelines, his memory will be felt at every game by the boys in red and white.
"I talked to the team and told them Mickey would be proud of you guys tonight," Coach Settles told us shortly after the football game.
The coroner's office says Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford is handling funeral arrangements.