The superintendents of the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg City School Districts will recommend to their Boards of Education that their district accept an invitation to join the newly reconfigured Suburban League effective the 2015-2016 school year.
The four school districts are expecting to have a vote next week to finalize the decision.
The Suburban League also invited Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Aurora, Kent Roosevelt and Barberton so it can form two-eight team divisions of similar enrollment. If approved, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg will be in the larger school division along with Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Nordonia, and Wadsworth.
Schools invited to compete in the smaller school division are Copley, Cloverleaf, Highland, Tallmadge, Revere, Barberton, Kent Roosevelt and Aurora.
The expanded Suburban League will offer the opportunity for large and small school division cross-over for league and non-league play where appropriate, and a tighter geographic area for play when considering middle of the week contests for many sports and for middle school, freshman and junior varsity competition.
The Superintendents of Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls and Twinsburg issued a joint statement that says: “The Suburban League Large Division schools have played each other in competition in years past. This move allows us to revive exciting rivalries and build great relationships in this newly expanded league. These relationships will also help foster healthy competition for our students both in the classroom and on the field. The close proximity of these schools will allow our fans, teams and band to cut down on travel time and expenses and is in the best interest of our students.”