It hasn’t been an easy road for the New Bremen football program and playing in one of the best conferences in the state hasn’t helped. Head Coach Chris Schmidt understands that it’s an uphill battle to establish his Cardinals in the MAC, but he’s making sure his team stays focused on taking it one step at a time. The old adage says you have to learn how to walk before you can learn how to run and that couldn’t apply more to Schmidt’s squad. Last year’s goal was to win their non-conference games and the Cardinals were able to hit that mark. This year, Coach Schmidt says it’s time to start trying to win some league games. With growing numbers and 19 returning starters, Schmidt is hoping that this could be the year that New Bremen starts to close the gap between them and their conference foes.