Leitner has learned from Ulmer and Jensen, now looks to put another stamp on Metuchen

Bulldogs head coach and 2008 alum Jordan Leitner. (submitted photo)

Jordan Leitner has been to the playoffs. He’s won games. As a former quarterback, he owns several Metuchen school records. And he’s been the offensive coordinator for the Bulldogs under three of the program’s last four head coaches: Bob Ulmer – for who he played in the mid 2000s – Mike Warnock and Guy Jensen.

Now, he’s the head coach, and looking to get his Bulldogs back to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.

He takes over for Guy Jensen, a regimented head coach who instilled discipline in the program. Now it’s time for Leitner to get the program to take the next step.

They’ll try to get off on the right foot this Saturday afternoon at 1:00 when Metuchen takes on arch-rival Highland Park at home. The Owls lead the all-time series 61-23-1, but have won the last four meetings and seven of the last eight dating back to 2013, outscoring the Owls in those wins by a combined 253-42 with two shutouts. That also includes a forfeit win in 2018. The lone blemish was a 35-7 Highland Park win on Thanksgiving 2016.

You can listen to the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio with pregame set for 1:00 from Metuchen High School. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will call all the action; click here to listen.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Metuchen head coach Jordan Leitner:

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