St. Frances Academy is located in one of Baltimore City’s toughest neighborhoods. Yet, their football program is one of the top in the country. The 2019 St. Frances Academy Panthers football team, including Alonzo “Ace” Colvin, are featured in the new four-part docuseries produced by Michael Strahan called The Cost of Winning.
Alonzo has grown up in the foster care system and came to live with Benjamin and Hope Jackson in 2018. The Jacksons have been foster parents with Pressley Ridge since 2013.
A recent Baltimore Sun article quoted Alonzo on his decision to leave his former high school, where he was the football star: “I wanted more for myself and I had to make the decision on my own. So I had to look at the bigger picture and I see how they care about their players and their students and everything. That’s why I came here. It wasn’t just a football decision for me to come to St. Frances at all.”
Following the championship football season, Alonzo graduated from St. Frances Academy in 2020 with a 3.0 GPA.
Michael Strahan promoted The Cost of Winning today during Good Morning America and also presented Alonzo and his former teammate Kobe Page with $25,000 college scholarships courtesy of Gillette. Alonzo plans to attend ASA College in Hialeah, Florida next school year.
You can check out the official trailer for the series below and catch the premier of the first two episodes on HBO on November 10th at 9:00 p.m.