The game began 36 minutes late, then was delayed an extra 15 minutes at halftime. The third quarter was shortened after a third delay.
Colgan scored first when quarterback Luke Marquardt scored on a keeper from 21 yards out. A 2-point conversion failed.
Jash Pytlowany tied the score early in the second quarter on a 1-yard run and Jonathan Allen put the Tigers ahead with the extra-point kick.
Race Kastl returned a Colgan fumble 26 yards for a touchdown later in the period to make it 13-6 after the PAT kick was wide.
Quarterback Zach Denton threw a slip-screen pass to Allen for a 28-yard scoring play with 5:36 left in the third period. Denton then found Clayton Hixon for the 2-point conversion to make it 21-6.
After the third delay, the teams traded ends of the field and the clock was reset to 10 minutes for the start of the fourth quarter.
Denton scored on a 26-yard run to make it 28-6 with 6:49 left in the game. Marquardt cut the deficit with another keeper run with 1:42 remaining, then found Christian Cedeno for the 2-point conversion to cut the margin to 28-14.
The Panthers attempted an onside kick but the Tigers recovered.
This was the last game of the season for the freshmen, who were playing Colgan as a replacement for Iola, which did not have enough freshmen out for football to field a team.