BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs’ big plays propelled the Shamrocks to a 41-16 victory over visiting South Haven here Friday night in a key Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph (BCS) conference football game.

Coach Elliott Uzelac’s Shamrocks, rated No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press Division 5 poll, improved to 2-0 in the circuit and 7-0 overall. A win at Brandywine next Friday will give Berrien Springs an outright BCS 11-player crown.

Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium