Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Stow and Twinsburg have accepted invitations to join the Suburban League pending approval of their respective boards of education.
The four current members of the Northeast Ohio Conference will join Brecksville, North Royalton and current Suburban League members Wadsworth and Nordonia to form the big-school division of the conference beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The votes should come early next week.
Barberton and Kent Roosevelt have accepted invitations to join the small school-division and Aurora is expected to also join current members Copley, Cloverleaf, Highland, Tallmadge and Revere.
The superintendents of Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Hudson and Twinsburg issued a joint statement saying, “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.”
— Staff report