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​From HBO Sports and Emmy®-winning executive producer Michael Strahan comes an inspiring four-part documentary series that follows the against-all-odds story of St. Frances Academy's football program. Located in the heart of Baltimore, the underserved 200-year-old Catholic school became a symbol of hope (and controversy) after the Panthers were expelled from their private-school league for being "too good" and opted to play a grueling national schedule.‌

Biff Poggi, the Panthers' polarizing head coach, and the team of inspiring young men travel thousands of miles to compete against some of the country's top high schools in an effort to chart the players' paths to college. Engaging and honest, The Cost of Winning intimately captures the Panthers' everyday lives as they turn the streets and public parks into their training grounds in hopes of one day playing on the college – and ultimately, professional – level.

The Cost of Winning Podcast

Host Victor Cruz speaks with a range of high-profile guests about the docuseries and obstacles they faced on the road to success.

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