Tickets for playoff game can be bought in advance

Coaler football fans who want to save $1 and avoid any lines at the gate might consider buying tickets for Saturday’s first round Class 4A playoff game online. Per the IHSA, fans who use GoFan:, will pay $5 per ticket while those waiting at the gate will pay $6. Gates will open at 1 p.m. with the kickoff between Coal City (#8 seed, 6-3 record) and East Alton Wood River (#9 seed, 6-3) at 2 p.m. No passes will be allowed and it’s general admission with no reserved seating.