Mike Savino has stepped down after three seasons as coach of the Hamilton Township football team.

The Rangers went 14-16 under Savino, including 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the MSL-Buckeye Division this fall.

“I decided to resign,” Savino said. “(I’m) hoping to get back to a more simple time, maybe just (coach) quarterbacks or something, if I’m lucky.”

Savino served as offensive coordinator under Nate Hillerich for three seasons from 2014-16 before Hillerich left to coach Pickerington North.

The Rangers went 4-6 in Savino’s first season as coach and 5-5 in 2018, with four losses to eventual playoff qualifiers.

This fall, Hamilton Township lost to Franklin Heights 13-8 in its opener Aug. 30 and fell to Groveport 56-0 on Sept. 5 before winning three of its next four games. The Rangers then lost back-to-back games before closing the season with wins over Circleville (56-0 on Oct. 25) and Logan (14-7 on Nov. 1).

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