Another football season is upon us, and we'll be examining every local new district — the Florida High School Athletic Association shuffled things a bit — over the next two weeks. Class 6A, District 9 Boca Ciega, Clearwater, Dixie Hollins, Largo, Northeast, Osceola What's new Northeast and Clearwater dropped down to Class 6A, which got them out of a very tough district that included East Lake, Pinellas Park and Countryside. Largo, Osceola and Dixie Hollins move out of the four-team district that included Venice. Boca Ciega moves up from 5A. With the changes, the long-time Clearwater- Largo rivalry has extra meaning. City schools Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins and Northeast are once again in the same district. Coach's corner "It's nice to finally be in an all-Pinellas County district. For as long as I can remember we've been everywhere. It's real competitive, and the good thing is all of these teams are together for four years." — Osceola coach George Palmer Offensive standouts Dekovin Cann Jr., QB/WR, Dixie Hollins: A junior, the 6-foot-3 Cann played mainly at receiver last season. This season he will get a look at quarterback in the option offense and could also see time at receiver. Shaquan Johnson, RB, Northeast: When the Vikings aren't throwing to receiver Jalynn Williams, Johnson will be getting most of the carries. The junior did not play varsity last season, but Northeast coach Jeremy Frioud said the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Johnson is fast and physical. Jacquez Jones, WR, Clearwater: The 5-foot-10 junior led the team in catches (19), receiving yards (359) and touchdowns (four) last season. Expect those numbers to improve with the return of quarterback Garrison Bryant. Jermaine Ledbetter, OT, Boca Ciega: Coach Max Smith said Ledbetter, a 6-foot-5, 293-pound senior, is potentially a Division I prospect. Smith said he had a very good spring jamboree. Isaiah Thomas, QB, Largo: After starting at receiver last season, Thomas replaces Donavan Hale under center. In limited action, Thomas threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Wateska, RB, Osceola : The transfer from Seminole will be the main ball carrier and has a good shot to gain 1,000 yards in a run-oriented offense. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder rushed for more than 100 yards in three quarters against East Lake in the spring. Defensive standouts Marquis Bell, DT, Boca Ciega: A junior, Bell had six tackles for loss last season. Smith said he is one of the top defensive returners on a defense that brings back some talent. Chad Brittain, LB, Osceola: The senior (5-10, 200) is returning from an injury that sidelined him part of last season. He will play middle linebacker and Palmer said he could average 10 tackles per game. Camerron Ellis, DL, Clearwater: The 6-foot-4 senior missed all but three games last season because of a broken ankle. He is part of an experienced defense that includes twin defensive backs Jaquez and Jatavious Byrd and linebackers Trevor Bosetti and Deane Murray. Javaris Sanders, DL, Largo: The 5-foot-11, 270-pound senior is a disruptive force as an interior lineman. Last season, he had 35 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Jesse Smith, DT, Dixie Hollins: A 6-foot-1, 260-pound junior lineman, Smith played just about every down last season on a defense that gave up nearly 50 points per game. He is one of the most experienced players on a team that lacks much experience. Khyri Wright, MLB, Northeast: The son of boxer Winky Wright, Frioud calls Wright "The Man" on defense. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound senior had 37 total tackles last season but will have a bigger role this year. Special teams Maverick Abulone, K/P, Osceola: A first-team, all-county selection as a punter last season, Abulone has a strong leg, and his booming kicks will help the Warriors in the field-position game. Zachary Lehman, P., Clearwater: Known more as a deep-threat receiver, Lehman also is strong punter who averaged 45 yards per kick and had four inside the 20 last season. Sizing up the district Not only is Largo the only team in the district that made the playoffs last season, but it is the only one with a winning record. Osceola won five games last season while the other two contenders, Clearwater and Northeast, each won four. All four have legitimate shots to make the playoffs. And whichever team makes the postseason could make a deep run in a favorable region that includes schools mostly from the Bradenton and Fort Myers area.