High school football field destroyed by accidental weed killer application
St. Edward’s High in Elgin, Ill., may want to work on its container-labeling skills after a mix up led the groundskeepers hired by the school to apply weed killer instead of fertilizer to the football field.
The school’s athletic director P.J. White says there was no foul play in the death of the field, just an honest mix up that they hope will not affect the team’s season, reports the Elgin Courier-News.
"The safety of our athletes will be the No. 1 thing we consider when we determine whether this game or any others are moved," White said. "Right now the field is in no worse condition than many fields are later on in the season.
"It doesn't look great but there is grass there. We're certainly not going to win any grass beauty pageants or anything."
The school is considering playing its upcoming home game in a nearby park with an artificial turf field.
Last season a Maryland school had similarly odd trouble with its field when landscapers accidentally mowed the artificial turf.