The fans from Van Nuys High School craned their necks, team members' names scrawled across their faces, looking for their fellow students.
As the team started filing in, the two rows of students in the bleachers waved signs and chanted the coach's name: "Abreu! Abreu! Abreu!"
They were cheering for their school's academic decathlon team.
Los Angeles Unified School District schools completed the annual decathlon Saturday with the game show-style Super Quiz event at the Roybal Learning Center downtown. It's the only event that allowed an audience. And they came out in full force, with hundreds of parents, students and school officials filling the gymnasium's...