Youth and adult dancers from a local group had hoped to perform for another 45 minutes at the Relay for Life event last weekend.
They were in their traditional outfits and ready to continue.
But those involved said Highlands University’s head football coach, Chad Roanhaus, had other ideas.
Just before the dancers were set to go on stage again, the coach pulled out their plug, which was connected inside the fieldhouse, and threw it outside, they said. He then locked the building.