16 teams compete in flag football tournament in Midlothian

16 teams compete in flag football tournament in Midlothian
Sixteen teams will compete in the American Flag Football League's U.S. Open of Football in Midlothian on Saturday and Sunday.

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - Sixteen teams will compete in the American Flag Football League's U.S. Open of Football in Midlothian on Saturday and Sunday as a part of the regional qualifiers.

In order to move onto the round of 32, each team must win two games to move one step closer to the $1 million Ultimate Final against the pro teams. The teams will take home $5,000 for each game they win.

"The USOF is a 132 team, single-elimination tournament that will ultimately pit a team of elite former professionals against a team that has conquered a 128-team open national bracket," officials said.

The games will be played at the River City Sportsplex, located at 13030 Genito Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Ultimate Final will be held in Houston on July 19, where the top pro team and the top open team will play in a winner-take-all $1 million game. The last team standing will compete against former professional athletes, such as Michael Vick, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Nate Robinson, Carlos Boozer, Justin Forsett and Michael Johnson.

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