New Bern picked #1 in ECC preseason football coaches poll

The New Bern Bears are picked the win the Eastern Carolina Conference 3A/4A football title as selected by the league's seven head coaches.

The votes were counted during the league's annual media day event held at Parker's BBQ in Greenville.

Here's how the teams stack up with total points:

1. New Bern (32)
T2. D.H. Conley (30)
T2. J.H. Rose (30_
4. South Central (20)
5. Eastern Wayne (16)
6. C.B. Aycock (11)
7. Southern Wayne (8)

The high school football season kicks off Friday August 18th.