Good points, Stark County Legend.My question to you is, where could Green go if they left the FED? Not being privy to the sentiments of the Suburban League, but did Green burn bridges when they left? Outside of the Suburban, there is really no other league that Green would be considered other than the FED. They could try to form a league with Alliance, Marlington, Louisville, and pluck off a couple of Portage County teams such as Kent and Ravenna, but they would need Lake to make the move with them, which is highly unlikely.
Lake and Green are undersized in the FED, it shows up the most in football.
The challenge is geography. Not too many schools in the D2 range around Akron-Canton area. What stinks for Lake is you see schools like Hudson and Avon in D2 go undefeated this year and still in the playoffs and you know if those schools are in the federal they would have a losing record in the league.