After dominating opponents in their previous games, last night the CobraCats boys rugby team was jolted by Holy Trinity Academy Knights, 50-5.
The Cochrane team was kept off the scoreboard until their lone successful try with roughly six minutes remaining prevented the shutout.
It was the other way around in the earlier game of the CobraCats girls team. They crushed the Knights, 62-5, to remain undefeated.
CobraCats backs coach Grant Bauer say they had anticipated stiff competition from the Knights.
"Rugby is a big thing over there, so we knew it be a tough game going into it," says Bauer.
"It's a hard loss," he says. "The boys are a little disappointed in themselves, but hopefully this gives them some drive and realize that not all of our games are going to be ones we can win easily. We've got to work for it."
The CobraCats will have a chance for redemption on May 11 when they travel to Okotoks for a rematch.
Bauer says two things they'll need to work on in advance of that game are their defensive matchups and being ready off the kicks.
He says HTA is a big kicking team, something the CobraCats hadn't faced this season.
Both CobraCats teams are competing in the Calgary Irish Icebreaker on Saturday.