Glenwood QB Sparaco transfers |

Glenwood QB Sparaco transfers

Jon Mitchell
Glenwood Springs High School freshman Dante Sparaco looks to throw prior to the Demons' game at Elizabeth on Nov. 9. Sparaco will play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, which will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Jan. 5.
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Jake Townsley is ready to go.

Former Glenwood Springs High School starting quarterback Dante Sparaco has transferred to Pomona High School in Arvada.

Several online media sites have reported on the junior-to-be’s transfer, which was confirmed in April.

Sparaco has received interest from multiple Division I colleges around the nation, making visits to schools such as Colorado and Colorado State in recent months. He’s currently participating in the University of Texas Elite QB Academy in Austin, which is showcasing some of the nation’s top-tier high school talent.

Last season for Glenwood Springs, Sparaco started 10 of the Demons’ 11 games in helping them finish 6-5 overall and in a tie for second place with Palisade and Delta in the ultra-tough Class 3A Western Slope League. The Demons lost in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs to Evergreen, which at the time was the classification’s only unbeaten team.

Sparaco finished the season with close to 1,500 passing yards and nearly 900 rushing yards. Defensively, the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder finished with five quarterback sacks — two of them coming against Evergreen — and 18 total tackles and a pair of forced fumbles in limited playing time as a defensive end. The season before that as a freshman, Sparaco finished with 67 tackles and three sacks.

Pomona is a Class 5A school that plays in the North Metro League with teams including Fairview, Ralston Valley and Arvada West. The Panthers have had that success with one of the state’s best rushing offenses, which in 2013 averaged 299.5 yards per game and had a tailback in Chris Marquez, who rushed for 2,448 yards in his senior year.

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