Football field damage after weed killer instead of fertilizer

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ELGIN, Ill – The location of a prep game is in limbo after a football field was damaged when weed killer was used instead of fertilizer by mistake.

The Chicago Tribune reports, about two thirds of the natural turf at Greg True Field in Elgin is affected.

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

St. Edward could play Friday's football home game against Immaculate Conception at Elmhurst's Plunkett Park.

A decision is expected Thursday.

More on the story at Chicago Tribune.

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