Photo: This Illinois High School Football Field Was Damaged by Weed Killer

By D.J. Byrnes on September 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

Few things in life are worse than duffing something up at work, but it'd be especially troubling if that mistake went viral.

So pour one out for the maintenance workers at St. Joseph High School in Elgin, Ill.

From our nation's site of record,

An Illinois high school might be seeking an alternate playing site after its field was mistakenly sprayed with weed killer, ruining most of its grass.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the maintenance company that cares for Greg True Field in Elgin, Ill., mistakenly put down weed killer rather than fertilizer nearly two weeks ago. About two-thirds of the grass on the field is now dead and brown, leaving St. Joseph High School scrambling to find a place to play on Friday night.

"It was an honest mistake made in the mixing of chemicals for the field and they feel terrible about it," St. Joseph athletic director P.J. White told the Tribune. "Someone grabbed the wrong bottle when they were mixing chemicals.

The team is going to practice on the dead grass this week before school administration decides on Thursday if it's playable.

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