Buffalo Gap head football coach Andy Cline steps down

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SWOOPE, Va. (WHSV) -- After eight seasons as Buffalo Gap's head football coach, Andy Cline stepped down on Friday.

Cline says he's resigning to spend more time with his family.

"Buffalo Gap has been a great place to be as a teacher and a coach," Cline told WHSV. "There's great support from everyone from the administration to the kids, to the community."

After missing the playoffs in each of his first three seasons as head coach, Cline led the Bison to five straight playoff appearances, including a regional title in 2015.

Cline becomes the fourth local head football coach to step down in the past month, and the second in the past three days.

Riverheads head coach Robert Casto stepped down after 23 seasons and six 1A state titles on Wednesday. Last month, Scott Girolmo of R.E. Lee resigned to take the same position at Division 6 Battlefield High School in Northern Virginia. Several weeks ago, Broadway's Brad Lutz announced his departure from the Rockingham County school for William Byrd High School in Roanoke.