Those words described the Coe Kohawks after they lost to Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 37-21, in a homecoming football game at Clark Field Saturday.
Coe built a 21-14 lead and appeared in good shape late in the first half, but Stevens Point scored 23 unanswered points and blanked the Kohawks in the entire second half.
Coe Coach Steve Staker was surprised his club was unable to score in the second half after putting 21 points on the board in the second period alone.
"Yeah, I am," he said. "I really did not expect that at all. Not at all."
The Kohawks (1-2) drove to the 12-yard line in the final minute of the first half with their 21-14 advantage, looking for a 28-14 cushion with a touchdown or a 24-14 lead with a field goal. Instead, a holding penalty and a sack pushed the Kohawks out of field goal range and they lost the ball on downs at the Stevens Point 30-yard with just 29 seconds left before intermission.
Stevens Point (1-1) quickly completed two passes and got a 47-yard field goal from Jesse Vervelde on the final play of the half to pull within 21-17 at intermission.