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Ordinarily, the more flags falling in football is not necessarily a good thing.

These, though, are not your ordinary times.

Not by a half-length-of-the-field, Hail Mary pass play.

In fact, in this particular instance, the more flags that do fall the better.

For that will mean that the second straight installment of the East Coast Regional Flag Football Championships scheduled to take place in the Mooresville area has indeed reached its expectations.

Almost exactly a calendar year after attracting more than 90 teams from across the East Coast for participation, this weekend’s return engagement is anticipated to draw more than 100 teams representing an even wider area.

The Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again partnering with the Top Gun Flag Football organization to host the East Coach Regional Championship on tap to take place exclusively in Mooresville.

Play in the weekend-long competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, on the grounds in place at the Mazeppa Road Park complex. Action will be hot and heavy out of the huddles in order to fill the artificial as well as natural-grass playing sites available in the multi-field facility.

After featuring a field of 93 teams a year ago, this year’s bigger and better plans result in the expectation of in the neighborhood of 115 teams hailing from Miami to Chicago.

“This is a first-class sports complex,’’ said Jason Smith, with Tog Gun Flag Football, “and we are excited to make this tournament great and keep it going year after year. We appreciated the work the CVB put in to help make this tournament a success.”

Teams comprised of females only, males only and co-ed players are expected to fill the fields for steady play throughout the two-day weekend.

Play is slated to get underway with some of the first passes being thrown beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The schedule calls for contests to continue to take place well into the late-afternoon/early-evening phases of Sunday.

All interested in witnessing the teams challenge for the East Coach Regional titles up for grabs in various gender, age and level of experience divisions are encouraged to do so. Admission to the competition is free of charge.

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