Later in the first, a Haddonfield touchdown was called back on an illegal formation, which led to a missed field goal and gave 25th-ranked Woodbury a momentum swing.
The Bulldogs (2-0) got the ball back on what looked to be a fake punt gone wrong, as the punter attempted to run with the ball and gained nothing, placing Haddonfield on the Thundering Herd 15.
Haddonfield took advantage of the turnover with a 2-yard touchdown run by Mike DeFeo for a 12-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Haddonfield expanded the lead in the second half. Starting from the Bulldogs' own 36, a balanced attack of McLaughlin through the air and DeFeo on the ground led to an 8-yard fade pass from McLaughin to Tyler Klaus to extend the lead to 18-0.
Woodbury (1-1) showed signs of life in the third quarter when Christopher Bascomb intercepted McLaughlin for the second time, setting up the Thundering Herd at Haddonfield's 16. From there, Daevon Ayers tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jeray Demby to close the gap to 18-6.
On the next Haddonfield possession, the Bulldogs went three and out and were forced to punt. A botched snap gave Woodbury premium field position at Haddonfield's 22 with a chance to make it a one-possession game.
However, the Thundering Herd couldn't capitalize on the opportunity, with two dropped passes keeping them out of the end zone.
"I was concerned about Woodbury because they have a lot of talent," DeLano said. "Thinking about their players kept me up at night. It was important to not let them get on a roll."
Woodbury 0 0 6 0 – 6
Haddonfield 6 6 6 7 – 25
H: Henry Klaus 34 pass from Mike McLaughlin (kick failed)
H: Mike DeFeo 2 run (kick failed)
H: Tyler Klaus 8 pass from McLaughlin (kick failed)
W: Jeray Demby 10 pass from Daevon Ayers (pass failed)
H: Jake Robinson 8 pass from McLaughlin (Sean Funke kick)