Chattanoogans Enjoy Unseasonably Cool Temperatures

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – You can believe the football players at Tyner Middle School aren’t praying for better weather.

Nick Koch, the head coach at Tyner Middle School, says, "Almost makes you feel like it’s October instead of July."

Wednesday morning, the Chattanooga area was just one degree away from breaking a record low temperature.

Koch adds, "I don’t think I’ve ever experienced this in my playing days or coaching days that it’s been quite like this in July for as long as its been."

It’s comparable to a winning streak for these young men.

Monroe Beard, an 8th grade football player at Tyner Middle School, says, "This year is better."

Overnight lows should hit 70 degrees for the end of July.

We’re about 10 degrees cooler.

Koch adds, "I’ve seen a little more pep in their step."

Coach Koch says practices can now go a little longer and harder.

Koch adds, "The last couple days we’ve been going a little longer because it’s been cooler and parents been more lenient letting us go a little longer."

These players actually had to convince us that they were, in fact, breaking a sweat.

Beard says, "Yeah, we done broke a sweat.  Yes, sir."

Koch adds, "That’s also a concern because I’m kinda worried when the heat picks up, how we’re going to respond to that."

But these players say they can adapt.

After all, they live in Tennessee.

Robert Carson, another 8th grade football player at Tyner Middle School, says, "I think we’re going to adapt to the heat real easily because we’re football players.  We’re going to still practice the same, work the same, just different weather."

All good things must come to an end.

However, our meteorologists say you can enjoy the unseasonably cool temperatures for the next several days.

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