Capsules for state schools

After two years as a wide receiver, Georgetown's Kaelin Ammons has been moved to quarterback for the upcoming season. The 5-11, 207-pound junior was a standout quarterback for Franklin County High School.
After two years as a wide receiver, Georgetown's Kaelin Ammons has been moved to quarterback for the upcoming season. The 5-11, 207-pound junior was a standout quarterback for Franklin County High School.

Ca mp b e ll s ville

Coach: Perry Thomas (10-12 in two seasons at Campbellsville)

Last season: 7-4 overall; 4-2 and second in Mid-South Conference East Division

Season outlook: Some close wins last season gave the Tigers swagger, but some close losses have kept them hungry. In less than four seasons, they've gone from 0-10 to being picked first in the Mid-South Conference East. They return 10 starters on offense and nine on defense, but that doesn't guarantee wins this season, Thomas said. "In our minds, we're still chasing the top teams," he said. "We still haven't won a conference, haven't made it to the post-season."

Key players: LB Trey Mayes; LB Calvin Bini; WR Harold Small; QB Robert Hill; QB Nathan Cooper; OL Alex Zimmerman; DL Henri Baynham-Baker

Tigers' schedule

(Homes games in all caps; all times local to school)

Date Opponent Time


Sept. 4 at Union Noon

Sept. 11 at Cumberland 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 18WISconsin-WHITEWATER 1 p.m.

Sept. 25 LINDSEY WILSON 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Pikeville 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 7 GEORGETOWN 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Cumberlands 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 FAULKNER 2 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Virginia-Wise 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 at West Virginia Tech 1:30 p.m.

Jennifer Smith

Ce n t re

Coach: Andy Frye (72-47 in 12 seasons at Centre)

Last season: 7-2 overall; 4-2 and third in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Season outlook: Following a 6-0 start last season, Frye said the injury bug, which forced six starters out of action — including quarterback Tyler Osterman — hit the Colonels hard and hurt their chances for a strong finish. To avoid a rash of late-season injuries this season, Frye said conditioning has been a primary focus during the off-season. With eight starters returning on offense and five on defense, Frye said his team is more than capable of recreating its early-season success from a year ago and close this season on a high note. "We have the talent, but I think it will come down to staying healthy and how much we improve from week to week," he said.

Key players: QB Tyler Osterman, RB Jonathan Pinque, DT Kevin Harman, LB Will Geisen, LB Brian Hodge

Colonels' Schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 HANOVER 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 11 at Maryville 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 DEPAUW 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Austin 2 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Sewanee 2 p.m.


Oct. 23 MILLSAPS 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Rhodes 3 p.m.

Nov. 6 TRINITY 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 LAGRANGE 1:30 p.m.

Nick Craddock

C um b e rla nd s

Coach: John Bland (33-11 in three seasons at Cumberlands)

Last season: 9-2 overall; 5-1 and first in Mid-South Conference East

Season outlook: The Patriots, ranked No. 11 in the pre-season, have won three straight East Division titles and will be moving to the MSC West, where they have been picked to finish on top. Dual threat QB Jay Bright returns after throwing for 1,075 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushing for 549 yards and four TDs. Graduation hit the Patriots' ground game hard, but they do have talent returning, and they have a solid line anchored by Justin Norman. Several key starters return for a defensive group that allowed just 76.5 rushing yards and 268 total yards a game last season.

Key players: QB Jay Bright; RB Justin Pritchett; RB Frederick Byers Jr.; OL Justin Norman; OL Justin Walsh; WR Willie Gibson; TE Zach Stroub; LB Corey Maddox; LB Cameron Brooks; LB Jonathan Yeary

Patriots' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Aug. 28 at McKendree 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 at Virginia-Wise 6 p.m.

Sept. 18 GEORGETOWN 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Bethel 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 UNION 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 CAMPBELLSVILLE 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Shorter 6 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Belhaven 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 FAULKNER 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 CUMBERLAND 2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Smith

G e or g e t o wn

Coach: Bill Cronin (125-32 in 13 years at Georgetown)

Last season: 7-4 overall, 4-2 and tied for second place in Mid-South Conference East

Returning starters: 17 (nine offense, eight defense)

Season outlook: The Tigers have strong leadership, according to Cronin. The strength of the team is defense, where the new coordinator (Shan Housekeeper) and secondary coach (Brian Landis) bring the pride and commitment of the national championship players they were as Tigers. All the linebackers return, the line has improved and the secondary is deep and, although young, experienced. Offensively, Kaelin Ammons moves from wide receiver the past two years to quarterback, backed up by former Trinity High School standout Cameron Smyth. Wide receivers are bigger, stronger and more experienced than in the recent past, Cronin said, although not as quick as he would like. Georgetown lost only one senior from its offensive line. All-conference sophomore kicker Alex Kreimer returns to lead special teams. "Just a lot of little things coming together, so I'm very optimistic about this football team," Cronin said. "But we've got a long way to go."

Question marks: The Tigers are young at spots, so opportunity knocks. Can Ammons be as good behind center as he was as a receiver? Health is always a key, but injuries had the offensive line in particular running hot and cold during early drills.

Quoteworthy: "I think we're capable of being a much better football team overall in all three phases of the game. I like our maturity. I think we're going to be a young team that has some maturity and has a commitment. We really stressed making a commitment this past year and I think a majority of these kids have really done that," Cronin said.

Five players to watch

QB Kaelin Ammons: An all-conference pick at receiver, now he'll try to be the same at QB. "He's a work in progress," Cronin said. "He learns with every snap and he's a very savvy young man, and somebody who I think can really grow into a pretty good leader."

LB Cody Williams: "Our key (defensive) component," Cronin said. "He's a real leader, a linebacker that's very versatile. He can rush the passer. He can drop (into coverage). He does a lot of things well."

FB Bennett Gatto: Primarily a special-teams player until now, the senior from South Oldham takes over at fullback. Cronin says he has all the tools to be very competitive and help lead the team.

WR Coty Minnis: A sophomore out of Shelby County, Minnis showed potential to make plays last year. Thus far in the pre-season, he's making those plays, Cronin said.

DL Andrew Jones: A senior from Lebanon, Ohio, Jones has good size (6-4, 280), strength and, according to Cronin, "the ability to be an All-American."

Tigers' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 at Webber International 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Cumberlands 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Shorter 1:30 p.m.


Oct. 7 at Campbellsville 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 PIKEVILLE 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 at West Virginia Tech 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 30Virginia-WISE Noon

Nov. 6 at Lindsey Wilson 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 BELHAVEN 1:30 p.m.

Mark Maloney

K y . C hri s tian

Coach: Zack Moore (2-18 in two seasons at Kentucky Christian)

Last season: 1-9 overall; 1-5 and sixth in Mid-South Conference West

Season outlook: Building a program is never simple, and it hasn't been for Christian, which enters its third season still working on building facilities and getting scholarship numbers up. Still, Moore likes this returning group. "We have a much better team," he said. "I'm just not sure how that will translate to wins and losses." It is a more mature team, Moore said, and it returns key leaders on both sides of the ball. The team is focused on stopping the run and getting its own ground game going behind two key returnees and a transfer, Moore said.

Key players: OL John O'Connell; QB Beau Dailey; RB Deonte Merricks; RB Jordan Shankweiler; RB David Wilson; DE Clyde Manuel; LB B.J. Evans; LB Jordan Lawson

Knights' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Aug. 28 at Campbellsville 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 at Walsh Noon

Sept. 11 at Union Noon

Sept. 18Cumberland1:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 at Georgetown 7 p.m.

Oct. 9VIRGINIA-WISE 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at West Virginia Tech 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 LINDSEY WILSON 1:30 p.m.


Nov. 6 at Bethel 8 p.m.

Nov. 13 at Pikeville 5 p.m.

Jennifer Smith

Kent u cky St.

Coach: Wayne Dickens (6-5 in one season at Kentucky State)

Last season: 6-5 overall; 4-5 and sixth in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Season outlook: Dickens and his team exceeded pre-season expectations a year ago; the Thorobreds were tabbed to finish last in the conference by SIAC coaches. Dickens, who got his interim head coach tag lifted at the end of last season, said improved execution will be the key to continued success for the Thorobreds, who were tied or ahead in the fourth quarter in four of their five losses last year. "Poor execution caused us to somehow snatch defeat from the jaws of victory," said Dickens, whose team was tabbed to finish sixth in the 10-team SIAC in this year's pre-season coaches' poll. KSU returns eight players selected for pre-season first- or second-team All-SIAC. Dickens said he is looking for improvements in his run defense and in the passing game to complement his stable of running backs, which includes three backs that have recorded 1,000-yard seasons.

Key players: RB Anthony Boykins, RB Shannon Frieson, WR Jamaree Gordon, CB Grandson Brown, S Ed Dunaway.

Thorobreds' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Aug. 28 ALBANY STATE 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 vs. Lane 3:15 p.m.

Sept. 11 vs. Benedict 2 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Morehouse 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Miles 6 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Eastern Kentucky 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Central State 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 CLARK-ATLANTA 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 FORT VALLEY STATE 1 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Tuskegee 1 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Stillman 5 p.m.

Nick Craddock

Ky. We s leyan

Coach: Brent Holsclaw (12-41 in seven seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan)

Last season: 2-9 overall; 2-2 and third in the Great Lakes Football Conference

Season outlook: Starting quarterback Chris Owen was injured in the second game last season and was out for the year. Because of Owen's injury and a lack of depth at quarterback, receiver Vince Lalonde was forced into action under center. Holsclaw said other injuries at key positions put a damper on the chances of the Panthers' first winning season since 1999. With seven starters returning on offense and defense, and depth concerns addressed via recruiting, Holsclaw said that, barring injuries, his team should be close to "crossing over" to a winning season. "Losing is never easy, but we've been competitive," he said. "We have kids who believe in the program, believe in the coaches, and the coaches believe in the players to do it."

Key players: QB Chris Owen, WR Vince Lalonde, WR DaMarcus Ganaway, FS/CB Khalid Harris, CB Sammy Bland

Panthers' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 2 INDIANAPOLIS 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 PIKEVILLE 7 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Central State 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 ALMA 2 p.m.

Oct. 2 at South Alabama 5 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Urbana 1 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Missouri S&T 2 p.m.

Oct. 23 SAINT JOSEPH'S 2 p.m.

Oct. 30 MILES 2 p.m.


Nov. 13 at Concordia 2 p.m.

Nick Craddock

Li n d sey Wil s o n

Coach: Chris Oliver (first season)

Last season: First season of football

Season outlook: Starting a football program after it was dormant for 75 years is no small task, but Oliver likes what the school has built so far. Wins may take time with a roster comprised of 90 percent freshmen, but Oliver does have some playmakers — including state-record holding QB Ricky Bowling, a South Laurel graduate — who are eager to build a winning tradition. Look for a spread or "pass to set up the run" type of offense, Oliver said, and an aggressive three-four defense.

Key players: QB Ricky Bowling; QB Greg Young; WR Matt Powers; DT Derek Barrett; LB Antonio Grubbs

blue raiders' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 11 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Belhaven 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Campbellsville 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Cumberland 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 PIKEVILLE 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 UNION 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Kentucky Christian 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 30 WEST VIRGINIA TECH 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 GEORGETOWN 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 at Virginia-Wise 12:30 p.m.

Jennifer Smith

M o r e head St.

Coach: Matt Ballard (90-83 in 16 years at Morehead; 125-108-1 in 21 years overall)

Last season: 3-8 overall, 1-7 and ninth place in Pioneer Football League

Returning starters: 19 (seven offense, six defense, six special teams)

Season outlook: The Eagles are ninth out of 10 teams in the Pioneer Football League pre-season poll. Morehead has put up strong defensive units in recent years, though, and figures to do so again. If the Eagles can find some solutions on offense, there is cause for hope they can exceed predictions. Zach Lewis, the former Clay County standout who in 2008 surpassed Tim Couch as Kentucky's high school pass-yardage leader, will be the key on offense. He'll have some speed in the backfield, but the receiving corps has little experience. Dayton and Butler are picked 1-2 in the PFL; Valparaiso is No. 10.

Question marks: Will a young secondary and an unproven crop of receivers perform to expectations? Who among 38 newcomers will help? That group includes three FBS transfers: DB Rashaad Palmer (Kentucky), LB Scott Gray (Marshall) and HB Michael Gallik (Ball State). Can the Eagles solve their third-quarter woes — they were outscored 69-10 last season?

Five players to watch

QB Zach Lewis: He played in seven games as a freshman last season, starting twice. A pocket passer, Lewis connected on 86 of 161 passes for 813 yards with seven interceptions and four touchdowns.

FB Desmond Cox: A 5-foot-8, 175-pound junior from Akron, Ohio, Cox played in 11 games last season and started nine. He averaged 691/2 all-purpose yards. He rushed 80 times for 305 yards and a TD, caught 15 passes for 102 yards, and returned 17 kicks for 358 yards.

DE Mark Hall: A 6-1, 239-pound junior from West Chester, Ohio, Hall started in nine of the 11 games played last season. He racked up 32 tackles, with 31/2 sacks among his nine tackles for loss.

HB Ronnie McDermott: As a sophomore last season, he started seven games and played in 11. The 5-9, 175-pounder from Louisville Holy Cross caught 30 passes for 309 yards and two TDs, and also ran 26 times for 63 yards and a score.

DE Jerome Raymond: A 6-3, 224-pound junior, he played in all 11 games last season. He finished with 28 tackles, including four for losses and two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

Eagles' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 at James Madison 6 p.m.

Sept. 11 ST. FRANCIS 1 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Dayton 1 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Marist Noon

Oct. 2 at Georgia State 1 p.m.

Oct. 16 DAVIDSON 1 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Butler 1 p.m.

Oct. 30 JACKSONVILLE 2 p.m.

Nov. 6 at San Diego 4 p.m.

Nov. 13 VALPARAISO 1 p.m.

Nov. 20 CAMPBELL 1 p.m.

Mark Maloney

Murray S t.

Coach: Chris Hatcher (first season at Murray; 94-27 in 10 years overall)

Last season: 3-8 overall, 2-6 and seventh place in Ohio Valley Conference

Returning starters: 11 (four offense, seven defense)

Season outlook: A new coach with big plans for a spread offense, seven starters back on defense and loaded special teams offer plenty of reason for optimism. Jeff Ehrhardt, who won back the QB job, has one of the deepest groups of receivers in the OVC, led by seniors Marcus Harris, Rashad Daniels and Daniel Ard. Dylan Mundella, who made nine starts at guard last season, leads the offensive line. Junior-college transfer C.J. Matthews is a big (6-5, 330) addition. Third-year starter Jamal Crook, who had 11 tackles-for-loss and three sacks last season, anchors a defensive line that also includes fifth-year senior Blake Booth, redshirt junior Richard Biers and junior tackle Lamar Theus. Theus has 71 tackles, including 11 for losses in his first two years. Switching back to a 4-3 look, the Racers have a deep linebacker crew, including fourth-year starter Zach Kutch, seniors Harry McCall and Justin Clark, and junior Mark Oliver. Three cornerbacks have starting experience — John Jean-Baptiste, Nathan Brinkley and Darrell Davis. Erik Fennell, who had seven starts last season, has the only significant experience at safety. Special teams are outstanding, led by all-OVC kicker Kienan Cullen and pre-season honorable-mention All-America return man Marcus Harris.

Question marks: The Racers need to adapt quickly to the changes made by Hatcher, who came to Murray from Georgia Southern. Will Ehrhardt stay healthy and return to the form he flaunted as a freshman? Will an inexperienced offensive line be able to protect Ehrhardt? Will Prince Nwagbara — 163 yards and one TD last season — be able to carry the load at running back? Can MSU plug the hole left in the defensive line by the graduation of All-America end Austen Lane, and transition smoothly to a 4-3 look? The Racers are inexperienced at safety.

Quoteworthy: "We are going to make Jeff Ehrhardt our starting quarterback. Casey Brockman will be our second guy and we will use Marshyl Rothman in situational downs, and you will probably see him out at receiver a little bit, as well. We felt that Jeff had the most consistent camp overall, and thought Casey had a good camp," Hatcher said.

Five players to watch

QB Jeff Ehrhardt: The 2007 OVC Freshman of the Year, Ehrhardt has been slowed by injury the last two seasons and had to win the starting job all over this season. For his career, the senior from St. Louis is 450-for-743 for 4,953 yards and 35 TDs.

WR/KR Marcus Harris: A senior, Harris led the OVC and ranked seventh in the FCS last season by averaging 26.8 yards per kickoff return. He also averaged 15 yards per punt return. He has led the Racers in receptions the past two seasons, making 45 grabs for 417 yards and two TDs last season.

LB Harry McCall: Used as a "hybrid safety" as a junior last season, McCall made 43 tackles over 11 starts. Seven were tackles-for-loss. He also forced two fumbles and had a pair of interceptions.

S Erik Fennell: A junior from Tampa, Fla., Fennell started seven of the 11 games in which he played last season. He totaled 67 tackles, including two for losses and a sack, and broke up a pass.

K Kienan Cullen: An All-OVC pick, the junior from Louisville was 22-for-22 on PATs last season and 14-for-17 on field goals, with a long of 48 yards. He averaged 41 yards over 68 punts, including 15 longer than 50 yards and 21 downed inside the 20. Seven of 45 kickoffs were touchbacks.

Racers' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 2 at Kent State 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 SE MISSOURI 7 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Central Arkansas 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 UT MARTIN 7 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Jacksonville State 7 p.m.


Oct. 23 at Eastern Illinois 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Eastern Kentucky 3 p.m.

Nov. 6 TENNESSEE TECH 2 p.m.

Nov. 13 at Austin Peay 2 p.m.

Nov. 20 TENNESSEE STATE 2 p.m.

Mark Maloney


Coach: Joe Johnson (3-8 in one season at Pikeville)

Last season: 3-8 overall; 1-5 and sixth in the Mid-South Conference East Division

Season outlook: Pikeville's football program is entering its 10th season, and Johnson said the upcoming season is "crucial" with 12 returning starters and the biggest graduating class the football team has had. Johnson hopes his relatively young team from a year ago gels well with the transfers and junior-college players who have been added to the roster. Although last season's leading rusher, Jeremy Mobley, isn't returning to the team because of personal reasons, Chase Ellis, who led the team in passing yards as a true freshman, should be better than ever, Johnson said. "(Ellis) is a high school coach's kid and he's a quick learner, but last year was an entirely new world for him and he believed he had to do a lot out of the system," Johnson said. "Maturity will help (Ellis) ... and the offense will be better."

Key players: QB Chase Ellis, FB Jeremy Gist, DL Jamar Porter, LB Alton Norris, LB Anson Cunningham

bears' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 at South Alabama 5 p.m.

Sept. 11 at Kentucky Wesleyan 7 p.m.

Sept. 18 SHORTER 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Faulkner 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 CAMPBELLSVILLE 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Lindsey Wilson 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Georgetown 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 VIRGINIA-WISE 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 WEST VIRGINIA TECH 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 at Kentucky Christian 5 p.m.

Nick Craddock

T h o mas M o re

Coach: Jim Hilvert (23-10 in three seasons at Thomas More)

Last season: 11-1 overall; 6-0 and first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference

Season outlook: The only blemish on the Saints' record last year came after losing on a last-second field goal to Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Hilvert said his players have put the tough loss behind them and that expectations are to win a third consecutive conference championship. The Saints are ranked No. 12 in the USA Today pre-season Top 25, and PAC coaches selected them to win the conference again. Hilvert said his team embraces the recognition. "It's great motivation for us because we've got to go out and prove (our ranking) every Saturday ... we're going to have an 'X' on our back," he said. The defense is anchored by two pre-season All-Americans, defensive tackle Tyler Owens and free safety Zach Autenrieb, who had a conference-leading nine interceptions last season.

Key players: RB Kendall Owens, TE/FB Matt Clark, FS Zach Autenrieb, DT Tyler Owens, LB Nick Gramke

saints' schedule

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 11 at Hanover 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Geneva 1:30 p.m.


Oct. 2 THIEL 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Grove City 2 p.m.

Oct. 16 ST. VINCENT 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Bethany 1 p.m.

Oct. 30 WESTMINSTER 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Waynesburg 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 MT. ST. JOSEPH 1 p.m.

Nick Craddock

Un i o n

Coach: Tommy Reid (35-56 in nine seasons at Union)

Last season: 4-6 overall; 3-3 and fifth in the Mid-South Conference East Division

Season outlook: The Bulldogs return nine starters on offense, seven on defense and two on special teams, constituting what Reid called one of his most talented groups of players. Quintin Borders, a three-time All-MSC selection and the first offensive lineman in league history to win Offensive Player of the Year, leads the way for the Bulldogs, who scored the fifth-most points in school history last season. Borders, a Bryan Station graduate, "does a great job protecting (Mike Brinkley's) blind side, motivating the O-line and the entire team," Reid said. Running back Terence Pollock led the team in rushing in 2008 and is returning from a knee injury and medical redshirt season. "I like our balance offensively; we're multi-dimensional," Reid said.

Key players: OL Quintin Borders, QB Mike Brinkley, RB Terence Pollock, LB William Roundtree, DB Terry Young

bulldogs' schedule

Date Opponent Time



Sept. 18 at Wofford 7 p.m.


Oct. 2 at Cumberlands 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 BETHEL 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Lindsey Wilson 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 BELHAVEN 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Cumberland 1 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Shorter 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 FAULKNER 1:30 p.m.

Nick Craddock